Central Bank gets planning for €300k sculpture

Central Bank gets planning for €300k sculpture

The Central Bank has secured planning permission for a “monumental” €300,000 outdoor sculpture for a public space outside its €140m Dublin HQ.

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Irish ecommerce chief welcomes grace period to avoid PSD2 'chaos'

Irish ecommerce chief welcomes grace period to avoid PSD2 'chaos'

The chairman of Ireland’s ecommerce alliance has welcomed the news that a grace period will apply to the EU’s PSD2 directive in order to allow Irish businesses to get up to code, saying the alternative would be “absolute chaos”.

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Net worth of Irish households reaches record high

Net worth of Irish households reaches record high

The total net worth of Irish households has reached a new record, while debt levels have plummeted to a 14-year low.

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Central Bank governor accepts inquiry findings

Central Bank governor accepts inquiry findings

The incoming Central Bank governor has said he accepts the findings of a critical inquiry into the leaking of the national budget while he was in his previous job in New Zealand.

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Incoming Central Bank Governor accepts inquiry findings into New Zealand budget leaks

Incoming Central Bank Governor accepts inquiry findings into New Zealand budget leaks

The incoming Central Bank Governor has said he accepts the findings of a critical inquiry into the leaking of the national budget while he was in his previous job in New Zealand.

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Government rejects calls to re-examine appointment of Central Bank Governor

Government rejects calls to re-examine appointment of Central Bank Governor

The Government has rejected calls for the appointment of New Zealander Gabriel Makhlouf as new Central Bank Governor to be re-examined, saying it cannot be undone.

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Central Bank needs to be given stronger powers to sanction banks, says Finance Committee chairman

Central Bank needs to be given stronger powers to sanction banks, says Finance Committee chairman

The Central Bank needs to be given stronger powers to sanction banks, according to the chair of the Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee.

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Central Bank fines Wells Fargo subsidiary €5.88m over ‘serious failings’

Central Bank fines Wells Fargo subsidiary €5.88m over ‘serious failings’

The fine is the second largest ever handed out by the Central Bank.

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New Central Bank head to address budget leak row

New Central Bank head to address budget leak row

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf will make a statement on the controversy surrounding his handling of a budget leak in New Zealand before he takes up office.

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Appointment of Gabriel Makhlouf as Central Bank Governor shrouded in controversy

Appointment of Gabriel Makhlouf as Central Bank Governor shrouded in controversy

Several Government ministers have said they would like to revoke the appointment of incoming Central Bank Governor but have conceded there is no way to do so.

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Minister defends Gabriel Makhlouf appointment as new Central Bank boss

Minister defends Gabriel Makhlouf appointment as new Central Bank boss

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has defended his appointment of under-fire Gabriel Makhlouf as governor of the Central Bank and said the Government will not be changing its mind on the decision.

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Central Bank fines JP Morgan unit €1.6m in first crackdown on fund companies

Central Bank fines JP Morgan unit €1.6m in first crackdown on fund companies

An Irish-based subsidiary of US banking giant JP Morgan Chase has been fined €1.6m by the Central Bank for regulatory breaches.

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Central Bank urged to improve systems as current account switching hits five-year-low

Central Bank urged to improve systems as current account switching hits five-year-low

The Central Bank has been urged to improve and simplify its switching code of practice on the back of new figures showing the number of people changing their current account to another bank hit a five-year low last year.

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Central Bank names William Molloy as director of finance

Central Bank names William Molloy as director of finance

William Molloy has been announced as the Central Bank’s director of financial operations, from August 1.

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Reit, bank links 'could risk stability'

Reit, bank links 'could risk stability'

There are financial stability risks arising from the links between banks and real estate investments funds and trusts, the Central Bank has warned.

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Regulator continues to restrict boom-time CFDs

Regulator continues to restrict boom-time CFDs

The Central Bank has decided to continue existing restrictions on ordinary investors using contracts for difference (CFDs), the market financial bets that played a starring role in the collapse of the Sean Quinn business empire after he used them to build up a huge stake in Anglo Irish before the bank’s collapse.

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Rate cut prospect climbs for Irish borrowers as eurozone inflation outlook ‘collapses’

Rate cut prospect climbs for Irish borrowers as eurozone inflation outlook ‘collapses’

The chance of the ECB being forced into decisive action to cut interest rates increased significantly as market expectations for inflation “collapsed” to a new low, a leading economist has said.

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New Zealand launches probe into Ireland's incoming Central Bank governor

New Zealand launches probe into Ireland's incoming Central Bank governor

New Zealand has launched an investigation into the incoming governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.

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Central Bank claims flexibility on bankers' pay, including removal of €500k cap, has merits

Central Bank claims flexibility on bankers' pay, including removal of €500k cap, has merits

A proposal by the former governor of the Central Bank to return bankers' bonuses has been slammed.

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Financial investigations too slow: Truth delayed is truth denied

Financial investigations too slow: Truth delayed is truth denied

A citizen of this fair Republic need not be afflicted with Richard Nixon grade paranoia — or cynicism — to imagine that though we present hurling as our national game that the truth lies elsewhere.

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Gabriel Makhlouf nominated as new Governor of Central Bank

Gabriel Makhlouf nominated as new Governor of Central Bank

The Government has agreed to nominate Gabriel Makhlouf as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.

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The ECB does not need to be afraid of low inflation

The ECB does not need to be afraid of low inflation

A year ago, the European Central Bank took advantage of a temporary uptick in prices to declare victory in its fight to bring eurozone inflation up to its target of “below, but close to, 2%” writes Daniel Gros.

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Crash-out Brexit hit to be ‘severe and immediate’, says Central Bank

Crash-out Brexit hit to be ‘severe and immediate’, says Central Bank

The lending activity of Irish banks and access to credit for consumers and SMEs are unlikely to be adversely affected even in a worst-case Brexit scenario, the Central Bank has said.

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Central Bank’s €1.5m travel bill

Central Bank’s €1.5m travel bill

The Central Bank paid €1.5m on travel, hotels, and in fees to a travel agent for its staff last year.

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Lane: ECB did enough to offset ‘limited’ slowdown

Lane: ECB did enough to offset ‘limited’ slowdown

Central Bank governor and incoming ECB executive board member Philip Lane has said he is confident that current stimulus will be enough to guide the eurozone through what he considers “limited” downward revisions to the outlook.

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Central Bank has ‘no appetite’ for firms setting up in Ireland as last resort

Central Bank has ‘no appetite’ for firms setting up in Ireland as last resort

A Central Bank director said it will not provide an insurance policy to firms for ‘inadequate’ Brexit planning.

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Central Bank Governor Philip Lane nominated to ECB board

Central Bank Governor Philip Lane nominated to ECB board

Central Bank Governor Philip Lane is being tipped as a possible candidate for a top EU banking job.

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Central Bank defends home loan rules

Central Bank defends home loan rules

Central Bank governor Philip Lane has rejected claims the Central Bank’s decision not to loosen mortgage lending controls will deny many first-time buyers of the means of buying a home.

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ECB to raise rates despite Italy clash

ECB to raise rates despite Italy clash

The ECB won’t be deflected by the Italian political and budget drama and will raise interest rates next year, a economics firm has predicted.

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Irish economy set to grow with 150,000 jobs expected by 2020

Irish economy set to grow with 150,000 jobs expected by 2020

Ireland's economy is set to grow more than expected this year.

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Brokers Ireland urge easing of mortgage lending rules

Brokers Ireland urge easing of mortgage lending rules

Central Bank mortgage lending rules are too restrictive and need to be relaxed, according to Brokers Ireland.

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Central Bank confident on money-laundering buffers

Central Bank confident on money-laundering buffers

The Central Bank has said it is confident in its procedures to combat money laundering in the Republic, after the boss of Danish bank Danske resigned following a €200bn scandal, the largest in European history.

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Carney: People may not be able to retire because of longer working lives

Carney: People may not be able to retire because of longer working lives

The Bank of England governor was addressing an audience at the Central Bank in Dublin.

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