KBC Group CEO Johan Thijs: ‘What is still an annoying thing is all the tracker mortgage stuff and, honestly, we would recommend to Central Bank of Ireland: come on, guys, turn the page.’ Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

The dreaded B-word hovered malevolently over the banking sector, like most areas of Irish economic and political life, in 2019. Fears over the impact(...)

1. Which company has been charged with delivering high-speed broadband to rural Ireland? 2. In which city was the new Central Bank of Ireland governo(...)

On Monday and Tuesday, the European Central Bank will hold its biennial conference on household finance and consumption in Dublin. File photograph: Getty

This Week December 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (October); Euro zone composite, services and Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) f(...)

CLOs are a small but fast growing part of a €4.5 trillion non-bank finance sector in Ireland, which has more than doubled in size in the past decade and ranks as the sixth largest in the world.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s growing role as a host to esoteric vehicles for repackaged loans of highly indebted companies internationally could see it caught up in an i(...)

The Construction Industry Federation estimates that house and apartment completions will increase this year to 23,000 from 18,072 in 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Activity in the housebuilding industry contacted in the Republic in November for the first time since 2013, the year home prices reached a low point (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: set out targets to run budget surpluses and reduce the State’s debt in the coming years. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Don’t spend it all at once, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) warned the Government as the Department of Finance regaled us with tales of a rec(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: “If I recall correctly that particular gentleman described our work as annoying, and one of the things I can tell you is that he may regret the fact that we will continue to be annoying.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf responded publicly on Thursday for the first time to the head of KBC Group bemoaning the regulator’s ongoing fo(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf may not have won himself many friends in political and banking circles by presiding over a decision on Wednesday to maintain rules th(...)

The housing market is in difficulty. More expensive properties are slow to sell and prices in some areas are static or easing back. File photograph: Getty

The Central Bank’s decision to maintain mortgage lending limits will keep people in a “rental trap” at a time when those home-lease costs are running (...)

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(...)

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