Friday June 5, 2020

Makhlouf must clear the air before starting Central Bank role

The Cairo-born economist was given a strong reprimand in recent days by New Zealand’s state services commission over an incident where the New Zealand budget was leaked

30th June, 2019
Gabriel Makhlouf

Apart from Taoiseach, President or arguably the Chief Justice, there are few more prestigious jobs in Ireland’s public service than Governor of the Central Bank.

Not only does the role involve maintaining financial stability across the entire economy, regulating the banking sector and advising on macro economic policy, the person occupying the role also has a huge influence as Ireland’s nominee on the powerful governing council of the ECB.

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