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A currency exchange board in London: Sterling has fallen by as much as 2.7 per cent to as low as 91.9p against the euro – a level not seen in almost two years – since Boris  Johnson took office. Photograph: Will Oliver

The prospect of a disorderly Brexit is still not fully priced into currency markets, a senior Central Bank official has said, even as sterling has bee(...)

Director of economics and statistics at the Central Bank Mark Cassidy. Photograph: James Forde

The Central Bank is predicting sterling will drop in value to near-parity with the euro in the event of a no-deal Brexit, heaping further pain on Iris(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: “It is hard to see how this helps our case.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s raising the prospect of a return of soldiers to the Irish Border in a worst-case Brexit scenario has prompted criticism from (...)

The Central Bank’s quarterly review says: “In the long run, it is likely that the Irish economy would adjust to the new arrangements but the short-run challenges would be immense.”

The Republic’s economy could grow by 4.4 per cent this year, boosting wages and jobs, according to the Central Bank’s latest quarterly bulletin, whic(...)

The Central Bank’s director of economics and statistics said tariffs and customs delays at ports and airports could drive up prices and hit the availability of some goods. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A “no-deal” Brexit could leave Irish people facing potential shortages of some foods and paying higher prices for them, according to a Central Bank re(...)

Irish households in the 35-44 age bracket remain highly indebted since the crash.

Irish households are, on paper at least, more than 75 per cent wealthier than they were at the low point of recession. According to Central Bank’s la(...)

The Central Bank has previously calculated that a no-deal Brexit could mean output here falls by 2.7%, costing up to 40,000 jobs over five years.

Theresa May’s compromise Brexit plan would still lead to a significant contraction in the Irish economy, costing up to 20,000 jobs over five years, th(...)

Central Bank figures show the net worth of Irish households rose to a record €732 billion in the first quarter of 2018, equating to €150,768 per person. Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock/Getty

Many won’t be feeling it but Irish households are now, on paper at least, wealthier than they were during the boom thanks to the rapid recovery in hou(...)

Central Bank: warned it was dealing with an unprecedented volume of applications for licences to operate in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Brexit-related applications to the Central Bank of Ireland for authorisation are running at a “very significant level” with both large and small insti(...)

 Central Bank governor Philip Lane:  he said while there had been a pick up in real estate activity in Dublin, most of it was equity financed, often by global equity. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

The Central Bank has highlighted what it describes as a “build up” of systemic risk in the Irish economy, fuelled by rapid economic growth, persistent(...)

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