Chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland Brian Hayes: “[Banks] have a fundamental responsibility to lend in this environment, but they cannot do reckless lending.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Several Irish lenders have introduced tighter checks and stricter conditions on mortgages for those in receipt of Covid-era wage subsidies. In some i(...)

 Micheál Martin: presumably both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael   realise that if they are caught again having to impose actual austerity, then the political consequences would be enormous. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been a case of horses for courses in the slow canter to a new government. In April, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael produced an impossibly flowery jo(...)

Faolán Ó Cathmhaoil from Coláiste Oiriall scoops top award for ‘remarkable’ project on passive funds  f

A fifth-year student from Co Monaghan has been named as this year’s winner of the PDST Young Economist of the Year award. Faolán Ó Cathmhaoil from Co(...)

Sharon Donnery: “The full effects of this crisis will emerge over time.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery said on Wednesday that the low levels of cash held by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) before th(...)

The Central Bank noted in its latest biannual Financial Stability Review, published on Tuesday, that Irish banks have higher capital levels than the European average to absorb shock losses. Photograph: AFP

Europe faces a fresh banking crisis if the economic shock caused by coronavirus stretches into 2021, according to a new paper by a network of think ta(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost half of Irish home loans are out to borrowers working in areas of the economy that have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, according to the (...)

Governor of the Central Bank Gabriel Makhlouf: has set a priority since taking charge last September on the whole area of Ireland’s non-bank financing sector, or what’s known as shadow banking. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf warned on Thursday of risks to Irish-domiciled funds invested in corporate bonds as companies globally face cre(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, who succeeded Philip Lane as Central Bank Governor in September 2019, received remuneration of €95,597 for the four months to the end of December

The number of people earning €100,000 or more at the Central Bank increased again last year, its annual report shows. According to figures published (...)

Gabriel Makhlouf said that although some of the multinationals resident in the Republic have proven more resilient than others to the Covid-19 shock, they are not immune to global economic developments. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf said the State’s open economy faces particular risks if global trade is dented as countries retrench(...)

An almost empty Grafton Street last month as coronavirus social distancing measures saw footfall dry up. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf has said banks must lend “prudently” amid signs they are tightening mortgage criteria during the Cov(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »