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# patrick-honohan - Sunday 6 December, 2015

The Central Bank has no record of Enda's 'army at the ATMs' claim

One source in Dame Street says that they’re “not sure where this story came from or why it keeps being repeated as fact”.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory

Thank god for that, says you.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Why Enda was caught rapid with the curious case of the army and the ATMs

Analysis: In attempting to convey the gravity of the financial crisis, the Taoiseach’s passion for storytelling got the better of him.

Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach is a spoofer who is making an eejit of himself

The Sinn Féin president has heavily criticised Enda Kenny today.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Enda now says 'no specific briefing' about putting the army around ATMs

The Taoiseach appears to have rowed back from remarks about a warning from the governor of the Central Bank.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 23 October, 2015

The army and the ATMs: Was Enda talking about the 'most secret committee in government'?

Details of emergency planning in the event of an Irish default are contained in Pat Leahy’s ‘The Price of Power’.

Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs

The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?

One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Meet the new man in charge of Ireland's banks

Trinity professor Philip Lane will replace Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Here are the ways that banks are making life hard for vulnerable customers

An inspection by the Central Bank has found that some lending institutions have bypassed legal representation in dealing with clients.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 1 May, 2015

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement

Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Bankers were "unwise, rather than criminal" during the Celtic Tiger

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Is Michael Noonan going to be banging tables when he meets this man today?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty Notes On A Scandal This post contains videos

Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty

The banking inquiry got animated today.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 5 February, 2015

After weeks of boredom, the banking inquiry could get very interesting today... Sexy Banking Crash This post contains videos

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that's 'achievable'

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

Here's what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country

The Central Bank has announced a 10% minimum deposit for new buyers on properties under that price.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode'

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 19 January, 2015

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 16 January, 2015

Patrick Honohan recalls chats with Brian Lenihan before and after guarantee

At the banking inquiry yesterday, the Central Bank governor recalled a conversation with the then-finance minister in December 2008.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Brian Lenihan wanted to burn bondholders - but he was overruled

The committee will write to several institutions, including AIB and the Department of Finance, seeking documents to aid its work.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

The Central Bank's chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two-thirds of first home buyers would not meet new Central Bank rules: Ulster Bank

The bank’s boss is not a fan of buyers having to save a 20% deposit.

# patrick-honohan - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

People buying homes will now need a mandatory deposit, says Central Bank

The Central Bank is to announce new rules today to try to avert a new property bubble.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Finance Committee tells Central Bank: legal letters to crisis mortgages aren't 'sustainable'

A draft copy of the committee’s report on mortgage arrears seen by contains strong words for the Central Bank.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

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.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'

Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Honohan "not happy" about mortgage sales to vulture funds

Central Bank governor says he told the Government of his concerns over protections for mortgage holders.

Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan

Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.

Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants

It’s the first day back in the Dáil after the Easter break, so what’s happening?

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Honohan told to 'stand up to the ECB' as Frankfurt puts the pressure on last year's deal

In it’s annual report published yesterday, the ECB says that, “liquidation of the IBRC raises serious monetary financing concerns”.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 10 January, 2014

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”.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 29 November, 2013

Central Bank director Fiona Muldoon resigns

Muldoon will remain in her post until May next year.

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