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Philip Lane: three years into the job as Central Bank governor this month, he may soon become the shortest-ever holder of the position. Photograph: Tom Honan

It was the year Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as US president, Bruce Springsteen’s album Born in the USA topped the charts, and more th(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s populist government failed to thrash out a new deficit target for the European Union in late night talks but cracks are starting to show in it(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May:  the real challenge will be getting   a majority of MPs in the House of Commons to back her deal.   Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP

UK prime minister Theresa May travels to Brussels this weekend where it is hoped the withdrawal deal agreed with EU negotiators will get political app(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane at the company’s base on Pembroke Road, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Billy Kane knew time was up in August 2008 for his lending business that allowed seniors to release equity in their homes when a Wall Street bank that(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi told the Oireachtas the high interest rates were largely down to the fact the State has a “quasi-monopoly” banking market that is “not competitive”

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi did his homework before he became, on Thursday, the first sitting head of the organisation to appea(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane noted that there were no “structural barriers” to entry into the Irish banking market for foreign institutions. Photograph: MARISCAL/EPA

Unification of Europe’s banking system would create an opportunity for more foreign banks to enter the Irish market and allow for a reduction in inter(...)

Mario Draghi: “I am conscious that I am speaking in a country that went through a severe crisis.” Photograph: Reuters

Mortgage rates are in higher in Ireland than other European Union countries because of a “quasi-monopoly” among Irish banks and too many problem loans(...)

Sharon Donnery and Philip Lane. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

A letter from the Italian chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Roberto Gualtieri, to the Italian presiden(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank still intends to cap its bond-buying by year-end and leave room for an interest-rate increase late next year, even amid moun(...)

Irish Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mario Draghi’s preferred candidate to head the euro zone’s banking supervisor will try to win over EU lawmakers on Tuesday and overcome an important (...)

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