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Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf: the measures announced by the ECB governing council will  allow for the “smooth provision” of credit throughout the disruption to the economy caused by Covid-19.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish lenders are closely watching the impact of coronavirus on their levels of non-performing loans amid an increase in contacts from customers poten(...)

A recent survey found that half of all Irish adults use digital banking or contactless payments more often than cash

Ireland’s banking sector has invested heavily in trying to persuade customers of the merits of cashless banking. Like their peers across Europe, cutti(...)

The Central Bank has published a paper that warns of the economic impact even in the event of an EU-UK free trade deal.

Irish unemployment will increase by 1 per cent and economic output will fall by about 3.5 per cent even in the event the European Union and the United(...)

Net lending to Irish households increased by €176 million in November 2019, the Central Bank said

The banks lent an additional €795 million for the purchase of family homes during the third quarter of last year, the latest figures from the Central (...)

The cost of motor insurance claims fell by 2.5 per cent in the last decade but premiums rose by 42 per cent, according to a Central Bank report. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has revealed insurance companies are making large profits from rising premiums while the cost of claims is falling, contradicting ins(...)

The State is the world’s sixth-biggest jurisdiction for non-bank financial activities. Photograph: iStock

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf said on Wednesday he has ordered staff to carry out a “deep dive” review of funds invested in the Irish commerc(...)

 Governor of the Central Bank Gabriel Makhlouf has decided to stick with existing mortgage limits. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Mortgage lending limits will stay as they are, the Central Bank’s new governor Gabriel Makhlouf announced on Wednesday. The moves comes as house price(...)

Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott , daughters of Phil Lynott with new coin. Photograoh: Tom Honan

A commemorative silver coin marking 70 years since rock artist Phil Lynott was born was unveiled by President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. Lynott g(...)

The injunction is to remain in place pending a full hearing of the legal dispute. Photograph: iStock

Receivers appointed by a financial fund have obtained a High Court injunction requiring a man to vacate a residential property in west County Dublin. (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: said concerns expressed over the appointment of Gabriel Makhlouf also echoed those of his own party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has been accused of being “less than forthcoming” on issues surrounding the appointment of a new governor of the (...)

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