Sharon Donnery

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The cost of building, particularly apartments, makes affordability a big problem. File photograph: Getty

The Government has a lot of plans for the autumn, with the first set-piece being the launch of its delayed Housing for All document that is intended t(...)

Sharon Donnery, deputy governor of the Central Bank: ‘What’s at the heart of the mortgage measures is affordability and not having people take on debts that they ultimately can’t afford to repay.’ Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The State’s strict mortgage lending rules are necessary to prevent another credit price spiral, Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has said. (...)

The governor of the Central Bank  Gabriel Makhlouf: he  first announced a major review of  mortgage measures in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank of Ireland will begin a major review of its mortgage lending rules next month, the first since the measures were introduced in 2015. (...)

Illustration: iStock/Getty

Where do we go with the housing crisis, the seemingly intractable Rubik’s Cube of Irish policy? Move one side and you risk putting out the other. Ther(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery: ‘Not all members of the public will want to use electronic means of payment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish banks should “move forward” on instant payments, while consumers’ shift to electronic means of paying is “unlikely to be fully reversed” after t(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery: she said it was “imperative” to allow viable businesses to restructure so they continued to employ workers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families could spend half the estimated €11 billion hoarded during the pandemic should a recovery begin, the Central Bank predicted on Tuesday. House(...)

House prices rose by an average of 2.2 per cent last year despite predictions that the pandemic would trigger a fall in property values. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

House prices would be nearly 9 per cent higher without the Central Bank of Ireland’s strict mortgage lending rules, a study by the Economic and Social(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery

Borrowers with higher debt burdens than the current Central Bank of Ireland’s rules allow are more likely to have sought payment breaks during the cur(...)

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf.

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf is now in receipt of a UK public service pension, having recently turned 60, the bank’s board was in(...)

When banks agreed in mid-March to offer payment holidays on loans, they were relying on EU banking rules which stated that non-accrual of interest is taken as a sign a borrower is unlikely to repay a loan, and should be classified as being in default. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s five retail banks have confirmed they will continue to apply interest to loans subject to payment breaks during the Covid-19 crisis, ev(...)

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