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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Patrick Honohan

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# Paper trail
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”.
# Modesty
Enda says there will be no statues erected in his glory
Thank god for that, says you.
# Analysis
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.
# Army around ATMs
Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach is a spoofer who is making an eejit of himself
The Sinn Féin president has heavily criticised Enda Kenny today.
# warning
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.
# warning
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’.
# warning
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.
# warning
Was Enda really warned that the army might need to guard ATMs?
One person says they’re “puzzled” the Taoiseach made the claim.
# the governor
Meet the new man in charge of Ireland's banks
Trinity professor Philip Lane will replace Patrick Honohan as governor of the Central Bank.
# bailout secret
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.”
# Central Bank
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.
# The briefcase
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.
# the guvnor
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.
# the guvnor
Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement
Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.
# The Governator
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.
# State of the Nation
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…
# Notes on a scandal
Watch: Patrick Honohan bangs table as he comes to 'loggerheads' with Pearse Doherty
The banking inquiry got animated today.
# Sexy banking crash
After weeks of boredom, the banking inquiry could get very interesting today...
No, seriously…
# the new rules
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.
# Shopping around
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.
# limits
New mortgage rules 'will stop another boom... but rents could explode'
But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.
# Hindsight
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.
# Lenihan and Me
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.
# Banking Inquiry
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.
# 6 Years On
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.
# Banking Inquiry
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 Governator
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.
# ruled out
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.
# Mortgages
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.
# laying down the law
Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls
The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.
# New Rules
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.
# Not good enough
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.
# 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.
# No clean break
Chief whip accuses exiting banks of 'slash and burn'
Government Seanad chief whip says that foreign banks are damaging the economy.
# Vulture Culture
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.
# Not over yet
Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan
Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.
# Oireachtas agenda
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?
# serious concerns
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”.
# 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”.
# Central Bank
Central Bank director Fiona Muldoon resigns
Muldoon will remain in her post until May next year.