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Ireland’s Philip Lane is widely expected to secure the first of a number of top EU job appointments this year.

Euro area finance ministers will fire the starting gun this week on the race to succeed Peter Praet as chief economist of the European Central Bank, (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

Last autumn it looked as if interest rates would start to rise this year, for the first time since the economic crisis. September had been pencilled i(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Austria has dropped its plan to propose a new member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Board as it doesn’t see a suitable spot amid the impendi(...)

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(...)

ECB chief economist Peter Praet said that he doesn’t see any real contagion effects so far.

European Central Bank officials warned that uncertainty and tension over Italy’s expansive budget risk causing damage to the country’s economy in the (...)

Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Central Bank, surprised Government officials when she put her name forward in August to lead the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has been beaten by an Italian economist in a competition to become the next chair of the European Central (...)

A desire to achieve greater gender balance at the ECB is seen as working in Sharon Donnery’s favour.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sharon Donnery is getting closer to becoming the euro zone’s top bank supervisor as she and her two competitors prepare for scrutiny by MEPs and the E(...)

Sharon Donnery, a deputy governor of the Central Bank, reportedly has Germany’s backing to become the next head of the ECB’s banking supervision arm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The German government is supporting the Republic in securing two top positions at the European Central Bank (ECB), which would go against convention (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

Ms Donnery  already leads an ECB taskforce charged with bringing down the euro zone’s trillion euro problem of soured credit inherited from the financial crisis and concentrated in southern Europe

Germany is backing Irishwoman Sharon Donnery as the next head of the European Central Bank’s banking watchdog, hoping she will be tough on tackling ba(...)

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