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# patrick-honohan - Friday 3 August, 2012

Honohan says ECB bond buying move is good for Ireland

Honohan welcomed a yesterday’s comments by ECB President Mario Draghi – saying that it marked an important step for Ireland and the rest of the Eurozone.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

FF says Taoiseach must clarify suggestion bank guarantee file was shredded

Enda Kenny said today there was no file in the Department of Taoiseach related to the discussions surrounding the bank guarantee of September 2008, suggesting it may have been shredded.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 21 May, 2012

Central Bank reports profits of €1.2 billion for 2011

The Central Bank’s profits are up by around €360 million; the bank will return nearly €1 billion to the exchequer.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Honohan's call for direct recapitalisation of banks is '€64bn too late' - SF

Sinn Féin has welcomed a call from the governor of the Central Bank for distressed banks to be directly recapitalised from EU funds.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Honohan calls for EU-wide 'banking union'

The Central Bank governor also said Irish banks should be recapitalised with EU funds – and without running up our national debt.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 27 April, 2012

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.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Central Bank Governor backs Fiscal Compact Treaty

Patrick Honohan has argued in favour of ratifying the Fiscal Compact Treaty – saying signing up was the “safer alternative” for Ireland.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Fiscal compact referendum to be held on Thursday 31 May

Ireland will go to the polls in 65 days’ time to decide whether or not Ireland should ratify the European fiscal compact treaty.

Central Bank governor before Oireachtas Finance Committee today

Patrick Honohan is due to answer questions over the Anglo Irish promissory note repayment and the emergency liquidity provided to banks during the crisis.

Cabinet to decide on date for referendum on Fiscal Compact

This morning’s Cabinet meeting will also discuss the promissory note talks, ahead of a committee meeting with Patrick Honohan.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 22 March, 2012

ECB set to discuss Irish deal on promissory note

Bloomberg reports Patrick Honohan will formally ask the ECB’s permission today to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes deal.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Ross doubts if deal on promissory notes will be done before 31 March

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan did not rule out the possibility of a deal before €3.1 billion is due to be paid at the end of the month.

Finance committee demands Honohan meeting as "urgent priority"

The Oireachtas finance committee formally writes to Patrick Honohan asking for a meeting before the promissory note payment.

Government lost committee vote 'because TDs were locked out of the room'

Two Fine Gael TDs left the room to try and round up their absent colleagues – and were locked out themselves.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, plus the bits you may have missed along the way…

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.

Government tastes defeat in committee vote over Anglo promissory note

The government loses a committee vote over whether to hold a hearing with Patrick Honohan – its first defeat since taking office.

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 8 March, 2012

ECB chief: Governors did not discuss deal on Anglo promissory notes

The ECB president also expects Ireland to vote Yes to the fiscal compact, praising the government’s efforts in the fiscal crisis.

LIVE: ECB president Mario Draghi’s press conference in Frankfurt ECB

LIVE: ECB president Mario Draghi’s press conference in Frankfurt

Mario Draghi will give a press conference at 1:30pm following a meeting where Anglo’s promissory notes were up for discussion.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Honohan set to make case to ECB for deal on Anglo promissory notes

The ECB’s monthly meeting of central bank governors will give Patrick Honohan a chance to explain the need to strike a deal.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 24 February, 2012

Central Bank appoints new Chief Economist

Lars Frisell, who previously worked for the European Central Bank, will take up the role in June.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Central Bank has 'no inclination' to force Occupy Dame Street out, says governor

Patrick Honohan says the bank has no inclination at present to push for the #ODS protest camp’s removal.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

'Reversals of fortune, periods of distress and mysterious strangers' - Honohan draws literary parallels on economy

Confidence and self-esteem will help drive the economy back to growth, says Patrick Honohan.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 28 November, 2011

Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement

IMF’s Ajai Chopra tells Prime Time special programme tonight that discussions started in summer 2010.

# patrick-honohan - Monday 21 November, 2011

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal

A year after the government announced it was negotiating a bailout deal, takes a look back over the comments and quotes of the bailout.

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Fianna Fáil backs mortgage forgiveness

The party is in favour of mortgage debt forgiveness – but says that the case of each household must be considered individually.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 2 September, 2011

Central Bank to review how banks handle 'distressed' mortgage holders

Governor Patrick Honohan told Oireachtas committee that Central Bank checking that institutions are following its code in tackling mortgage arrears: “They are behind the curve”.

# patrick-honohan - Friday 10 June, 2011

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Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s news, and the bits and pieces you may have missed…

IMF invited us to course on 'identifying systemic risk' - three days after it started talking about a bailout

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan was invited to attend an IMF course, days after pre-bailout correspondence began.

# patrick-honohan - Sunday 8 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In today’s Daily Fix: Ireland and Greece back in the headlines over EU/IMF bailouts; Japan sticks with nuclear power; and a Dublin church confirms it won’t be holding a mass for Osama bin Laden this week.

Honohan defends actions in face of criticism over bailout and banking guarantee

The governor of the Central Bank has been responding to an article in which economist Morgan Kelly said Patrick Honohan had made the “costliest mistake ever made by an Irish person.”

# patrick-honohan - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Finance Minister announces "radical restructuring" of Irish banking system

Michael Noonan has announced the merger of AIB and EBS to form one of two pillar banks in Ireland, the other being Bank of Ireland.

State must shell out another €24bn to banking sector - stress tests

AIB needs €13.3bn, Bank of Ireland €5.2bn, Irish Life & Permanent €4bn, and EBS building society €1.5bn in state funds.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Hang onto your wallets: it’s Stress Test Day; Anglo breaks the record for the worst losses in Irish corporate history; and the question of the day – do you ‘like’ or are you a ‘+1′?

# patrick-honohan - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Upcoming bank stress tests will be 'tougher': Honohan

The Central Bank governor has said that the upcoming stress tests for Irish banks would be “more explicitly transparent and tougher” than those applied last year.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Brian Lenihan appoints economic advisor to Central Bank commission

The outgoing finance minister has appointed Dr Alan Ahearne to the Central Bank commission for the next four years.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

From Business ETC Irish default "not on the cards": Rehn Default

Irish default "not on the cards": Rehn

Olli Rehn has warned that burning senior bondholders is not “on the agenda” – meanwhile the governor of the Central Bank has said that Anglo would not have been guaranteed if the state had known the true size of its losses.

# patrick-honohan - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Parties continue debate over backing of bank guarantee

Fianna Fáil, Labour and Fine Gael have all continued their discussion on whether the bank guarantee was a mistake.