Saturday June 6, 2020

Ireland to play long game in ECB race?

Central Bank's Lane and Donnery seen as contenders for a position on Executive Board as shake-up of top positions looms

17th January, 2018
Irish contenders for ECB jobs? Pic: Getty

As the European Central Bank heads into a two-year shake-up of its top officials, Ireland could be forgiven for insisting that its turn has come.

An Irish appointment to the ECB would resonate in Ireland, which last year saw Dublin narrowly lose out to Paris in its bid to host the European Banking Authority.

It would bring kudos to a nation which now has one of the euro area’s fastest-growing economies, after years trying to...

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