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'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women
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'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women

Mar 8th 2018, 6:10 AM 14,158 Views 94 Comments

The Central Bank said it remained concerned at the lack of diversity among senior roles in the Irish financial sector.

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds
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# Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

Feb 27th 2018, 8:41 PM 35,462 Views 53 Comments

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

David Drumm called financial regulator 'f***ing shower of clowns down in Dame Street', trial hears
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# Anglo Trial

David Drumm called financial regulator 'f***ing shower of clowns down in Dame Street', trial hears

Feb 23rd 2018, 4:31 PM 21,910 Views 0 Comments

Today was the 30th day of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm.

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds
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# Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

Feb 19th 2018, 9:18 AM 25,249 Views 116 Comments

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee
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Irish ECB candidate Philip Lane wins backing of key EU parliament committee

Feb 15th 2018, 9:40 PM 11,179 Views 30 Comments

The final decision will be taken on 22 March at an EU summit.

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed
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# Accountability

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

Feb 13th 2018, 7:56 PM 9,170 Views 28 Comments

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'
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Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'

Jan 26th 2018, 12:33 PM 10,964 Views 70 Comments

It is expected there will be an additional 89,000 people in work by the end of 2019.

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?
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# Tracker Scandal

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

Jan 18th 2018, 1:41 PM 11,219 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst
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Almost no change in house prices in second half of 2017 - but it doesn't mean a bubble has burst

Jan 2nd 2018, 5:55 AM 18,420 Views 16 Comments

The Central Bank’s mortgage rules are pivotal to the story of residential property in 2017, writes economist Ronan Lyons.

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"
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# Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

Dec 21st 2017, 11:08 AM 9,598 Views 43 Comments

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears
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# Gaffs

10% of all residential mortgages in Ireland are in arrears

Dec 14th 2017, 8:00 PM 15,848 Views 47 Comments

The number of mortgages behind on payments has dropped since the depths of the recession.

Eddie Hobbs: Is the global recovery fake?
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# Column

Eddie Hobbs: Is the global recovery fake?

Dec 3rd 2017, 3:00 PM 61,249 Views 85 Comments

We’ve reached the most dangerous period in the vast experiment in money elasticity, writes Eddie Hobbs.

Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers
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# Ten Per Cent

Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers

Nov 28th 2017, 2:26 PM 22,692 Views 54 Comments

There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.

Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches
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# Intesa

Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches

Nov 27th 2017, 12:57 PM 19,328 Views 29 Comments

The fine reflects the significant increase in penalties imposed for such breaches in recent years.

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?

Nov 23rd 2017, 9:51 AM 22,172 Views 51 Comments

At present, the amount a person can borrow is governed by the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, first introduced in 2015.

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m
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# Compensation

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

Nov 16th 2017, 10:14 AM 10,293 Views 22 Comments

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe
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# Banking Breaches

'Shocking': Central Bank governor meets whistleblower Jonathan Sugarman over bank probe

Nov 15th 2017, 8:18 PM 21,592 Views 29 Comments

McGuinness said it’s “extraordinary” the Central Bank did not speak to the whistleblower who reported the breaches in Unicredit bank.

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal
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# Overcharging

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal

Nov 14th 2017, 12:30 PM 8,167 Views 54 Comments

Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said he expects board members to be held to account over the errors.

One man's 'selfish' bid to protect his private garden is stalling the old Central Bank's overhaul
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# Temple Bar

One man's 'selfish' bid to protect his private garden is stalling the old Central Bank's overhaul

Nov 12th 2017, 8:30 AM 56,431 Views 87 Comments

The Dame Street building is in line for a €75 million redevelopment.

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal
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# Tracker Mortgage

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal

Nov 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 12,855 Views 49 Comments

This brings the total number of impacted Bank of Ireland customers to 10,300.

Do banks ever get punished? Central Bank says Ireland does not have a zero tolerance approach
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# BANKING CRISIS PART II

Do banks ever get punished? Central Bank says Ireland does not have a zero tolerance approach

Oct 29th 2017, 9:30 PM 27,525 Views 83 Comments

‘If you don’t want the banks to bother looking at the law, why do we have the law?’

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging
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# Analysis

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging

Oct 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,065 Views 52 Comments

Now that the banks have set deadlines for paying customers back, there is a risk that this issue will be put to one side.

Tracker scandal: Repayments by Christmas as Donohoe bemoans 'cultural issue' with banks
# Compensation
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# Compensation

Tracker scandal: Repayments by Christmas as Donohoe bemoans 'cultural issue' with banks

Oct 23rd 2017, 10:06 PM 21,422 Views 97 Comments

The CEOs of Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and KBC held talks with the Minister for Finance today.

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'
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# Not Happy

Paschal Donohoe: Tracker mortgage scandal 'shines a light into the culture of Irish banking'

Oct 20th 2017, 4:54 PM 9,994 Views 64 Comments

The minister has called in all the banks next week to tell them their actions are unacceptable.

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal
# Regulation
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# Regulation

'A dog who won't bark, never mind bite': Central Bank in the firing line over tracker scandal

Oct 19th 2017, 5:57 PM 15,316 Views 81 Comments

More than 20,000 people were impacted by the scandal and numbers are likely to rise.

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal
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# Overcharging

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 17th 2017, 12:01 PM 14,038 Views 54 Comments

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

'The banks took their money, turned their lives upside down, and shattered their dreams'
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# Micheal McGrath

'The banks took their money, turned their lives upside down, and shattered their dreams'

Oct 14th 2017, 12:26 PM 9,896 Views 43 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the Central Bank will be grilled on the tracker mortgage scandal next week.

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation
# Cork
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# Cork

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation

Oct 13th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,114 Views 63 Comments

Customer deposits up to €100,000 are protected.

More than 30,000 people may be affected by tracker scandal - double the Central Bank's estimate
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# Expert Opinion

More than 30,000 people may be affected by tracker scandal - double the Central Bank's estimate

Oct 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 13,456 Views 51 Comments

Financial advisor Padraig Kissane said many people who should be included in the current redress process have been told they are not impacted.

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal
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# Crackdown

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal

Oct 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 8,998 Views 22 Comments

Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.

Manager of Credit Union that owed €2 million is prohibited from working in financial services
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# Anne Butterly

Manager of Credit Union that owed €2 million is prohibited from working in financial services

Sep 18th 2017, 1:41 PM 31,406 Views 15 Comments

Last November, a liquidator was appointed to Rush Credit Union.

Relics of Piracy and a History of Dublin: The Central Bank is opening its archives for the first time
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# History

Relics of Piracy and a History of Dublin: The Central Bank is opening its archives for the first time

Aug 31st 2017, 1:41 PM 9,817 Views 8 Comments

Over 12,000 paper files are open to the public.

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'
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# Opinion

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'

Aug 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 88,403 Views 119 Comments

We need to immediately borrow €50 billion to replace the debt that is due to be repaid in the next few years, writes Colm Fitzgerald.

The old Central Bank roof is being altered - but in the 1980s they had to knock 30 feet off the top
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# Cut Short

The old Central Bank roof is being altered - but in the 1980s they had to knock 30 feet off the top

Aug 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 23,920 Views 17 Comments

During its initial construction the iconic building ran into trouble when it breached planning laws.

'Living in financial limbo': Victims of tracker mortgage scandal still waiting for answers from banks
# Overcharging
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# Overcharging

'Living in financial limbo': Victims of tracker mortgage scandal still waiting for answers from banks

Aug 14th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,361 Views 31 Comments

Thousands of customers were denied tracker rates and charged a higher rate of interest than they should have been paying.

This is what the new Central Plaza in Dublin could look like
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# Old Central Bank

This is what the new Central Plaza in Dublin could look like

Aug 9th 2017, 8:57 AM 63,776 Views 57 Comments

The plan includes restaurants, shops and a rooftop venue with 360° views of the city.

Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'
# Compensation
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# Compensation

Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'

Jun 25th 2017, 9:00 PM 55,339 Views 43 Comments

The Bank of Ireland customer was first told she was affected in December last year – but has received no additional information since then.

Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months
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# Gardening Leave

Central Bank employee being paid over €122,000 for staying away from work for four months

Jun 25th 2017, 4:00 PM 47,875 Views 45 Comments

Gardening leave is paid when an employee is suspended from work, usually before taking a position with another company.

Central Bank to pay €30k for extra parking spaces beside new 'fit-for-purpose' HQ
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# Central Park

Central Bank to pay €30k for extra parking spaces beside new 'fit-for-purpose' HQ

Jun 24th 2017, 6:30 PM 16,286 Views 32 Comments

The spaces will be phased out over the next two years as the bank tries to encourage staff to use more sustainable forms of transport.

This is Ireland's favourite building
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# Galway

This is Ireland's favourite building

Jun 23rd 2017, 10:58 AM 70,456 Views 20 Comments

The shortlist included 60 projects across 13 counties and three international projects.