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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(...)

Patrick Honohan was governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009-2015. Photograph: James Forde

The prospects of Kilmacud Crokes in the approaching Leinster semi-finals. A home defeat of the Irish football team by Norway, despite an early penalty(...)

“We’re not out to coerce people, Leo Varadkar says. But if the climate crisis is as serious as he says it is, why not?” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Politics moves on the tide of great forces such as urbanisation, mass education, globalisation and economic growth. But its course also hinges on indi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has to deal with the thorny subject of bankers’ bonuses.

As Patrick Honohan wrapped up the list of people he needed to thank at the launch this week of his new almost 400-page read on the origins of the fina(...)

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