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The State can borrow to try and ensure that by the end of 2021 most individuals and companies will be back on their feet. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the nation comes to grips with the scale of the Covid-19 epidemic and its accelerating spread, we have begun to realise that our daily lives will b(...)

President of the European Central Bank  Christine Lagarde  with its vice-president Luis de Guindos: the timidity and suspicion of policy during the euro area crisis must be avoided.  Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty

In facing the sharp economic crisis that is spinning out of the pandemic, European fiscal and monetary policymakers must not forget lessons learned in(...)

 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(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson gesticulates as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivers remarks at Government buildings.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson arrived on the steps of Government buildings this week with the tail of his shirt hanging out, and with the look of a (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is taking ‘seriously’ Patrick Honohan’s warning about overreliance on corporation tax.

Minster for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he is taking seriously a warning that billions of euro pouring into the public purse from corporation tax cou(...)

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

After Gabriel Makhlouf finishes wandering around the Central Bank’s headquarters in Dublin’s north docklands on his first day on Monday and negotiates(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf is due to take up his new role as governor of the Central Bank next month. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Central Bank Commission discussed how to contain any potential fallout from the controversy which engulfed its incoming governor, a person familia(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf ‘has been widely criticised in New Zealand for not taking personal responsibility for the incident’, according to Brendan Howlin

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said the appointment of new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be “re-examined”. Mr Howlin made his comme(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf was approved as Central Bank governor by the Government in May and will take up the €286,760 post in September. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Two former governors of the Central Bank raised concerns with senior figures in Government around the recent appointment of their successor. Both Phi(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf’s appointment was approved by the Government in May and he will take up the €286,760 post in September. File photograph: Bloomberg via Getty

The European Central Bank (ECB) raised concerns over the Government’s choice of a new governor for the Central Bank of Ireland. The Central Bank is p(...)

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