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This is Ireland's favourite building
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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.

High 'churn' and trouble finding new recruits have left the Central Bank short on staff
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High 'churn' and trouble finding new recruits have left the Central Bank short on staff

Jun 15th 2017, 2:08 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

The financial regulator is likely to fall well short on its recruitment targets.

Banks in Ireland decline to give progress updates on their tracker scandal reviews
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# Keeping Track

Banks in Ireland decline to give progress updates on their tracker scandal reviews

Jun 11th 2017, 12:03 AM 19,183 Views 38 Comments

Lenders in Ireland have until September to identify all customers who were affected by interest rate overcharging – we asked how they’re getting on.

The Central Bank has fined Bank of Ireland €3 million for 'significant failures'
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The Central Bank has fined Bank of Ireland €3 million for 'significant failures'

May 30th 2017, 6:00 AM 16,626 Views 11 Comments

The Central Bank found “significant failures” in some of Bank of Ireland’s controls, policies and procedures.

Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale
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Photos: Over 5,000 items from former Central Bank going on auction in huge sale

May 28th 2017, 10:00 AM 39,594 Views 35 Comments

The objects on offer range from a barista bar to large desks, chairs, plants, printers and even water coolers.

The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit
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The average first time buyer in Ireland is 34 years old and needs at least a €50,000 deposit

May 25th 2017, 1:24 PM 75,596 Views 74 Comments

According to the Central Bank, the average first time buyer received a mortgage of €185,939 last year.

Former Dublin mayor 'alarmed' at decision to set aside plans to protect Central Bank building
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Former Dublin mayor 'alarmed' at decision to set aside plans to protect Central Bank building

May 12th 2017, 9:43 AM 13,727 Views 55 Comments

Councillor Mary Freehill said that officials don’t have the power to overrule the council’s decision.

AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering
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AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering

Apr 26th 2017, 12:01 AM 19,833 Views 22 Comments

The bank also failed to conduct required due diligence on accounts predating Ireland’s money-laundering laws.

Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier
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Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier

Apr 11th 2017, 6:49 PM 8,239 Views 11 Comments

Research shows that many consumers who have switched mortgages had a positive experience, and can save “significant sums of money”.

Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet
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Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal - no reports made yet

Apr 4th 2017, 1:58 PM 14,925 Views 27 Comments

It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue.

Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank
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Help-to-buy scheme is 'of course' pushing up house prices - Central Bank

Apr 4th 2017, 11:13 AM 16,248 Views 58 Comments

The Central Bank governor said that the market could correct itself in the long term.

There's a new high-security €50 note out tomorrow - here's a sneak peek
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# Look Feel Tilt

There's a new high-security €50 note out tomorrow - here's a sneak peek

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:01 PM 34,393 Views 25 Comments

There are some interesting security and design features about the new fifty euro note.

This is what the new €50 note (and its security features) looks like
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# Europa Series

This is what the new €50 note (and its security features) looks like

Mar 27th 2017, 10:55 PM 31,846 Views 34 Comments

The European Central Bank says the notes are very easy to check using the feel, look and tilt method.

Cyclist who died in Dublin city road crash was a Central Bank employee
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# Patrick Street

Cyclist who died in Dublin city road crash was a Central Bank employee

Mar 24th 2017, 4:46 PM 59,838 Views 80 Comments

He was removed by ambulance to St James’ Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates
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Tracker mortgages: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper rates

Mar 23rd 2017, 11:30 AM 10,297 Views 10 Comments

A new report states that 9,900 impacted customer accounts have now been identified by lenders.

Bank of China applies to set up Irish branch
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# Brexit

Bank of China applies to set up Irish branch

Mar 14th 2017, 4:51 PM 17,853 Views 55 Comments

Further opportunities to boost Ireland’s business relationship with China are expected post-Brexit.

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'
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# Criticism

Bank of Ireland 'Fomo' loans for students branded as 'irresponsible'

Feb 20th 2017, 11:01 PM 26,075 Views 32 Comments

The loans were only offered to a select number of students at Dublin City University.

Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts
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Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts

Jan 19th 2017, 6:05 AM 41,481 Views 24 Comments

There is still over a quarter of a billion euro worth of punts lying about in drawers and jars across Ireland.

Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million
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Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million

Jan 17th 2017, 10:33 AM 22,073 Views 30 Comments

The iconic Dame Street building has been sold to real estate investors Hines Ireland and Peterson Group.

The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes
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# Small Notes

The Central Bank wants bank ATMs to dispense more €10 notes

Jan 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 34,041 Views 64 Comments

Targets have been sent for the banks to give customers the option to take out smaller amounts of cash.

Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551
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Outsourced Central Bank staff paid an average daily rate of €551

Jan 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 28,733 Views 62 Comments

The Finance Minister said individual daily rates could not be disclosed for commercial reasons.

'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own
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# Vultures

'The Central Bank is in the dark' over how many business loans vulture funds own

Jan 2nd 2017, 12:15 PM 10,782 Views 41 Comments

Michael McGrath said that the situation was “incredible”.

'Are you bullied by the banks?': Watch Central Bank governor get grilled on tracker scandal
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# Mortgages

'Are you bullied by the banks?': Watch Central Bank governor get grilled on tracker scandal

Dec 20th 2016, 3:03 PM 13,563 Views 39 Comments

Philip Lane was being questioned over how many people have been overcharged on their mortgages.

'An admission of failure': Criticism of Central Bank as report shows 8,200 denied tracker mortgage
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# Probe

'An admission of failure': Criticism of Central Bank as report shows 8,200 denied tracker mortgage

Dec 19th 2016, 9:31 PM 10,786 Views 17 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said it showed the regulator was still trying to get to grips with the scale of the controversy.

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages
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Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Dec 17th 2016, 12:15 PM 8,553 Views 74 Comments

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages
# Tracker Accounts
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# Tracker Accounts

Bank of Ireland confirms it overcharged on almost 4,000 mortgages

Dec 16th 2016, 4:00 PM 17,102 Views 55 Comments

The bank says it will commence refunding customers from the beginning of 2017.

Consumers warned about fake investment firm that has cloned another company's details
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Consumers warned about fake investment firm that has cloned another company's details

Dec 14th 2016, 9:56 PM 11,212 Views 9 Comments

A company is pretending to be GVQ Investment Funds (Dublin) plc, a real firm.

Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining
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# Banking On It

Nearly 80,000 families in mortgage arrears but figure is declining

Dec 13th 2016, 4:03 PM 5,593 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to release a Central Bank report on how to handle arrears.

Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws
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# Settlement

Bray Credit Union fined €98,000 for breaching money laundering and terrorist finance laws

Dec 9th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,202 Views 16 Comments

The regulator is “concerned” that the breaches occurred over a five-year period.

The Central Bank is fighting a bill to tackle high mortgage rates. Here's why
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The Central Bank is fighting a bill to tackle high mortgage rates. Here's why

Dec 9th 2016, 6:01 AM 10,787 Views 34 Comments

Variable mortgage rates in Ireland are well above the EU average.

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland
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Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:50 PM 15,478 Views 44 Comments

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank
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# Eileen Gray

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

Nov 30th 2016, 2:57 PM 11,715 Views 37 Comments

The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor
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# House Prices

Smaller deposits and help-to-buy scheme won't 'over-egg' property market - Governor

Nov 24th 2016, 6:10 AM 11,299 Views 31 Comments

The Central Bank says that the market ‘isn’t at risk of overheating’.

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction
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# Arse Over Elbow

'Doing it arseways': Pearse Doherty on plans to review Help-to-Buy scheme after its introduction

Nov 23rd 2016, 9:44 PM 14,075 Views 36 Comments

The TD said it doesn’t make any sense that the review would be done after the scheme’s implementation.

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:59 PM 15,394 Views 42 Comments

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'
# Getting A Deposit Together
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# Getting A Deposit Together

The Central Bank Governor on why deposit limits are 'not targets but ceilings'

Nov 23rd 2016, 2:47 PM 137 Views 13 Comments

Governor Philip Lane explains why the Central Bank wants to make things easier for first-time buyers.

First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties
# Loan To Value
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# Loan To Value

First time buyers no longer need 20% deposit on properties

Nov 23rd 2016, 1:45 PM 59,475 Views 92 Comments

Those mortgage rules have been reviewed.

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners
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# And The Winner Is?

Rush Credit Union: Report finds 15 cars bought for car draw but can't find details of the winners

Nov 21st 2016, 5:35 PM 53,762 Views 69 Comments

A liquidator has been appointed to the beleaguered institution.

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union
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"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:49 PM 41,959 Views 35 Comments

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures
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Ulster Bank fined €3.3m for anti-money laundering and terrorist-financing failures

Nov 1st 2016, 7:56 AM 12,598 Views 20 Comments

The Central Bank said “significant” breaches occurred from 2010 to 2016.