Gabriel Makhlouf

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More than one quarter of the income of the lowest 20 per cent went on food, compared to 16 per cent for the highest income group. Photograph: iStock

Lower-income households, older people and those in rural areas are most exposed to the surge in inflation. Central Bank research, based on spending p(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf, speaking on Monday, held to ECB forecasts that inflationary pressures would ease as the year goes on, notably due to a fall-off in energy prices. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The cost of living is back as a political issue as the rate of inflation remains stubbornly high. High and rising house prices – and rents – have been(...)

Central Bank of Ireland Governor Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘We expect energy prices to ease.’ Photograph: The Irish Times

The current high rate of inflation should ease later this year but Ireland’s rate will remain elevated, above the euro area average and above pre-pand(...)

Shadow banking –  non-bank financial activities – includes activity in investment and money market funds. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland is home to the world’s fifth-largest “shadow banking” industry, with some €3.45 trillion of assets as of the end of 2020, mainly in IFSC-based(...)

The Central Bank has appointed Patricia Dunne as its new director of securities and markets supervision.

The Central Bank has appointed Patricia Dunne as its new director of securities and markets supervision. She replaces Colm Kincaid, who was appointed(...)

The Central Bank has given no reason for buying the gold, but its governor has warned about complacency on inflation.

The Central Bank of Ireland has been adding to its gold reserves as inflation in the euro area runs far ahead of the European Central Bank target. T(...)

The ‘bank of mum and dad’, whereby a certain cohort can jump the confines of their own earnings to buy homes, further weakens the relationship between income and house price. File photograph: PA

Ever hear the one about the statistician who drowned in a lake, average depth 12in? Averages can be elucidating; they can also be infuriating. Centr(...)

Truckers and hauliers protesting in Dublin on Wednesday: rising fuel prices have helped push inflation to a 14-year high. Photograph: Alan Betson

The scourge of rising prices was visibly in evidence on the streets of Dublin this week, with city centre traffic ensnarled by a hauliers’ protest aga(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank is to impose new financial rules on property funds, warning that a mass sell-off of assets by these entities had the potential to des(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Fundamentally, increasing interest rates today would be a mistake.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf said on Wednesday he was “worried today” about the impact rising prices are having on Irish households, but pat(...)

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