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# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

'New' hour-long Anglo Tapes were delivered on a memory stick to SF HQ

Sinn Féin’s decision, on legal advice, not to release the recordings makes it difficult to determine at this point how important or significant they are.

# patrick-honohan - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Central Bank will share Anglo Tapes analysis with gardaí

Governor Patrick Honohan clarified the Central Bank’s position on the controversial recordings this evening.

'Don't be such an idiot': Heated exchanges over Central Bank response to Anglo Tapes

Mary Lou McDonald and Brendan Howlin clashed over the Anglo Tapes in the Dáil this morning.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank boss

Governor Patrick Honohan says its not the Central Bank’s job to trawl through the tapes to look for evidence and that ‘we’re not going to get any more money out of Anglo’ in any case.

Watch: 'Phoney concepts' and 'haystacks' - 3 clips from today's finance committee

Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan faced the Oireachtas Finance Committe today, we picked the best three clips from today’s exchanges…

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Honohan: The government's budgetary policy makes sense

The Irish Central Bank governor has said that the ‘steady course’ the government charted and stuck to has been key to restoring lender credibility.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Meet the Harvard-educated Frenchman who is Ireland’s new financial regulator

Cyril Roux has been a Deputy Secretary General of the French supervisory authority since 2010 and will take over from Matthew Elderfield in October.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 5 July, 2013

Noonan: Not all banks are using confidentiality agreements with borrowers

The controversial practice of non-disclosure deals has been highlighted in recent months and the Central Bank is currently looking for information about the practice from lenders.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

€100m boost as Central Bank announces bigger profit than expected

The Central Bank’s profits for 2012 were higher than forecast in Budget 2013 – offering some relief for the State coffers.

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

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.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 15 March, 2013

Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail

Approximately 1.8 million people have less than €100 per month to spend after paying essential bills – they’ll have even less after the introduction of the new Local Property Tax, and the retail sector will be hit again, writes Mandate’s John Douglas.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue?

As painful and as stressful as it will be for those involved, do large scale property repossessions need to take place for Ireland to recover?

# patrick-honohan - Monday 18 February, 2013

Draghi: ECB hasn't yet considered whether Irish deal is legal

Mario Draghi tells MEPs that the European Central Bank only checks ‘monetary financing’ operations once a year

German central bank says promissory note deal is 'problematic'

In its monthly report the Bundesbank says the deal illustrates problematic overlaps between fiscal and monetary policy.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Column: Government needs to impose proper rules and regulations on lenders

Comments by the Central Bank Governor and the Taoiseach reveal unhappiness over how lenders are dealing with their customers’ over-indebtedness – so why is nothing concrete being done to regulate them, asks Noeline Blackwell.

Patrick Honohan: 'Household financial distress is at unprecedented levels'

The Governor of the Central Bank said that banks will have to act more “ pro-actively” and “liberally” in respect of those who cannot realistically pay their mortgages.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Central Bank Governor says 'deal' will not unravel

Patrick Honohan said Ireland’s debt is now more sustainable than it was.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Here's how the IBRC deal takes €1bn off next year’s Budget

The Department of Finance has put together these figures to illustrate the benefit to Budgets 2014 and 2015.

Central Bank says ECB deal will 'contribute to financial stability'

The independent body, which takes over ownership of the promissory notes in the deal, welcomes the moves.

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC Prom Night This post contains videos

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC

Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC

Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?

The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting

It’ll be a late one in the Dail.

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’

Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC Promissory Note

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC

TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 28 January, 2013

Chief whip will speak to Peter Mathews over attendance at bondholder protest

Fine Gael TD Mathews attended the Ballyhea/Charleville anti-bank bailout protest meeting at the weekend.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Gilmore expects promissory note deal before next payment is due

The Tánaiste believes negotiations with the ECB to avert the next €3.06 billion repayment will be finished in time.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Central Bank governor believes there will be 'permanent loan modifications'

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was before the Oireachtas Finance committee this afternoon.

Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes

It’s the Dáil’s first day back after the winter recess. Here’s what’s in store.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Governor of Central Bank to discuss state of economy with committee

The Oireachtas’ Finance Committee is to meet with Professor Patrick Honohan tomorrow, where they will discuss Irish banking.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries Exclusive

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 28 September, 2012

Central Bank Governor calls for focus on corporate restructuring

Patrick Honohan said many firms may need restructuring to survive and avoid imminent loan defaults.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Not essential to have bank debt deal by end of October - Honohan

The Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has said that he is confident that the government will “get a lot” from its negotiations aimed at reducing the bank debt.