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The Central Bank identified persistent low interest rates as a particular risk. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank expects UK financial services firms affected by Brexit to make a decision on relocating here or elsewhere in the EU in the first half(...)

Eileen Gray coin. Picture Jason Clarke

Eileen Gray, the renowned Irish designer and architect, will become the first woman to be commemorated on an Irish coin. The Central Bank of Ireland(...)

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank Sharon Donnery and Governor Philip  Lane announce first-time buyers will now require a 10 per cent deposit when applying for a home loan, regardless of the price of the property . Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Sharon Donnery denies that the Central Bank came under any political pressure to make the changes to mortgage(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly arrives at Leinster House for the Public Accounts Committee hearing into the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on the sale of Project Eagle. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The sale by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) of Project Eagle was in the news again this week as its officials, as well as the Comptroller(...)

Deputy Central Bank governor Sharon Donnery said it was clear the impact of Brexit on the economy would be “negative and material”.

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery has signalled that the regulator will resist attempts to change mortgage rules frequently even as the cur(...)

On a year-on-date basis, approvals of €4.4 billion are now 17 per cent ahead of 2015, following a slow start to 2016.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Mortgage approvals rose strongly in August, as the Central Bank’s restrictive lending rules did not appear to deter putative homebuyers seeking loan a(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery said the short- and medium-term impact of Brexit was likely to be negative.

The Central Bank has given its clearest indication yet of a reluctance to change its strict rules on mortgage lending and warned that adopting a “fine(...)

The ECB said rising interest rates and Brexit-related economic headwinds could pose a “significant risk” to the sustainability of continued non-performing loan reduction.

More than ¤50 billion worth of non-performing bank loans (NPLs) remained in place in Ireland at the end of 2015, according to a stocktake published(...)

While the average interest rates on new Irish variable rate mortgages fell to 2.7 per cent in March from almost 3.5 per cent a year earlier, this remains well above the euro-area average of 1.9 per cent, according to the ESRI. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s low level of home repossessions and prolonged State control of banks are key reasons why mortgage rates in this country are higher than the (...)

The Central Bank has learned from past mistakes and its failure to ensure financial stability and to protect consumers in the financial crisis. The ba(...)

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