Gabriel Makhlouf

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Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf spoke of a “paradox” whereby economic disruption has coincided with scope for liquidity-driven growth in house prices. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The mismatch between supply and demand is likely to fuel “significant house price growth” in the near to medium-term, the Central Bank has said. In i(...)

Central Bank governor  Gabriel Makhlouf. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank of Ireland will report on Wednesday that its profit slumped by 67 per cent last year, leading to its exchequer dividend falling at th(...)

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. (...)

 Carphone Warehouse on Grafton Street in Dublin: The retailer’s closure resulted in the loss of almost 500 jobs, many of them perfect for younger people learning the value of work. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the most gripping scenes in the Coen brothers’ classic, No Country for Old Men, sees Tommy Lee Jones as the self-doubting Sheriff Bell, as he g(...)

No-gig economy: the entertainment and hospitality sectors have ‘borne the brunt of the Covid crisis’, says Ibec. File photograph: iStock

The Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (Ibec) has warned that mass job lay-offs and business insolvencies are “inevitable” across the hospit(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: Government faces some hard policy choices when it comes to continuing or jettisoning Covid-19 supports.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the most striking features of the pandemic to date has been the lack of business insolvencies. The main business unit of the Irish economy is t(...)

The Central Bank is facing political pressure to hold individuals accountable for a bond deal that saw a record fine levied on Davy stockbrokers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Directors at Davy looking to draw a line under the trading scandal behind a €4.1 million fine have heard accounts of staff anger over the deal involve(...)

Over 30 years, an Irish homeowner will end up paying €80,000 more on a €300,000 mortgage than someone in Germany. Illustration: iStock

“Never waste a good crisis” is the adage, and it seems Bank of Ireland has taken this to heart. Last March it closed 101 branches “temporarily” on th(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf.

Changing consumer habits due to the Covid-19 pandemic leave a “question mark” over the extent to which bricks and mortar retail will exist after the p(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, governor, Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The historically low interest rates at which the State is borrowing will not last forever, and the Government must consider how the national debt can (...)

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