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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(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf met Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe for the first time in Dublin last Thursday. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Central Bank incoming governor, Gabriel Makhlouf, is understood to have assured Minster for Finance Paschal Donohoe, when they met in person for t(...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

Derville Rowland, director general of financial conduct at the Central Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The full impact of the tracker mortgage scandal was laid bare in the Central Bank of Ireland’s final report on the issues on Tuesday. It made for depr(...)

Philip Lane, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Incoming Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf will be paid a salary €286,790 per year, in line with that of his predecessor Philip Lane’s last repor(...)

 Christine Lagarde’s  lack of economic training and financial markets experience have raised questions as she heads to Frankfurt.  Photograph:  Saul Loeb/Getty

The “Lagarde effect” on the markets was quick and dramatic. Longer-term interest rates – for which the benchmark is borrowing costs on government bond(...)

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