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# Payments
Central Bank 'made clear' expectations for bank transparency about mortgage breaks, governor says
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said yesterday he doesn’t ‘fully trust’ the banks not to try to profit during the pandemic.
# Gabriel Makhlouf
Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?
It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.
# Accountability
No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed
The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.
# Voting
16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat
The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.
# Life's a beach
Chris Christie says he didn't get any sun while using beach he shut down to public because 'he was wearing a hat'
Christie defended his use of the beach, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply “caught a politician keeping his word.”
# tax rebate
Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme
Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.
# Oops
US presidential hopeful calls Charleston massacre an accident
The Republican governor said drugs, and not gun control, may be the real issue here.
# Sex cells
Conjugal visits for Irish prisoners 'should be considered'
“Sex is a natural thing,” says Wheatfield Prison governor Colm Bartley
# mad world
6 unexpected things that happened this week
A politician into bondage, an over-eager suitor and a sock-eating dog – it’s all the week’d weirdest news.
# New Job
New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison
Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.
# You betcha
Have a spare €7 per month? Why not subscribe to Sarah Palin's new web TV channel...
Doesn’t sound like a great deal?.. Perhaps we should mention that it’s free to watch if you happen to be in the US military?
# getting burnt
Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out
Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.
# Death Penalty
Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair
It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.
# Corruption
Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.
# Central Bank
Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin
Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.
# So Long
Matthew Elderfield steps down as Financial Regulator (and waives €100k bonus)
Elderfield, who has been the financial regulator for three years, is returning to London to pursue other interests.
# Promissory notes
Central Bank Governor says 'deal' will not unravel
Patrick Honohan said Ireland’s debt is now more sustainable than it was.
# Sandy
New Jersey governor postpones Halloween
Governor Chris Christie said it would both dangerous and imprudent to celebrate Halloween as the state struggles to deal with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Referendum
John Lonergan: "Our treatment of children has been appalling"
The former governor of Mountjoy said that it will be easy to get the children’s rights referendum passed – but warned that the real test will come afterwards.
# Stop Shooting
Utah governor issues firearms appeal over fires
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Friday due to blaze officials say was accidentally sparked by target shooters.
# moving statues
Anger in Russia over live child statues at official's party
The four girls were made up with silver costumes and face paint and fixed to the corners of an installation at the party.
# Locked Up
John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud
The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.
# Referendum
Sinn Féin criticises Honohan's call for a Yes vote
The party said the Central Bank governor is entitled to his own opinion as an individual but should not be using his role to endorse the treaty.
# Debt
Honohan: Banks aren't solely to blame for state of the Irish economy
In a speech this evening, the governor of the Central Bank said living standards have fallen in Ireland by some 17 per cent since the peak of the boom.
# Unflippinbelievable
"I can't afford this job": Sarah Palin's concern over rising legal bills
Latest release of the former governor’s emails show Palin was ready to resign before she officially stepped down in July 2009.
# Palin
Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in new HBO film
Game Change to tell the story of the 2008 presidential election – but can Oscar-winner Moore follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey?