Thursday December 12, 2019

Meet The Guv’nor: Central Bank boss Philip Lane

In an exclusive, in-depth interview, Lane talks tracker mortgages, rising house prices and the threats for Irish business and the Irish economy

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
12th November, 2017
5
Lane’s appointment in 2015 caught some off-guard. Perhaps it shouldn’t have. He is widely regarded as one of the finest economists of his generation at home and abroad.

A booming economy. A country heading towards full employment. The state coffers are balanced. Even the European debt crisis is under control. All in all, it should be an ideal time to be the governor of the Central Bank. And yet . . .

Philip Lane, who is two years in the job this month, is grappling with yet another banking crisis. This time, it is an escalating tracker mortgage scandal. It has tested the power of the...

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