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(...)

The ECB argued that cross-border interbank trading in the 19-member currency union remains relatively low

The euro zone is wasting many of the benefits of financial integration by retaining barriers that hold back cross-border banking and investment, the E(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said there were “very clear areas for improvement such as leadership and clarity on strategy and direction”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank governor Philip Lane, who is in the middle of a two-horse race for a key European Central Bank (ECB) position, has acknowledged to his 1(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank: going for the position of  vice president in the European Central Bank.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The governor of the Irish Central Bank, Philip Lane, faces only one other candidate in the race to become vice-president of the European Central Bank.(...)

Paschal Donohoe declined to say who might succeed Prof Lane in the event of his moving to the ECB. Photograph: Collins

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has pledged to throw the “full weight” of Ireland’s diplomatic services to secure the European Central Bank vice-pres(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane: to be nominated as a candidate for the job of ECB vice-president.

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is to be nominated as a candidate for the job of European Central Bank vice-president. Minister for Finance Paschal (...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank: Mr Lane would also be seen as a strong contender for the job of ECB chief economist. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to update the Cabinet on Tuesday on whether he will nominate an Irish candidate for the post of ECB vice-presi(...)

Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno called for candidates to replace European Central Bank vice-president Vitor Constancio, whose term expires in May. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Greece has neared a key milestone in its financial-crisis history, as its creditors started discussing better repayment terms for its bailout loans an(...)

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