Colin Gleeson has been a journalist with The Irish Times since 2012 and covers a wide range of subjects. He has previously worked for The Sunday Times and The Irish Independent. He holds a Masters (MSc) in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin and a History degree from UCD.
A deluge of property news this week laid bare the challenges facing the State, with firms being driven out of Dublin, planning difficulties, and yet more house price increases dominating the headlines. Figures from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat told us what we seem to be told every week. House prices in the State rose 12 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2017, second only to the Czech Republic.
The Central Bank will investigate potential individual culpability at the State’s banks during the course of its enforcement actions over the tracker mortgage scandal, governor Philip Lane has said. Mr Lane is appearing before the Oireachtas finance committee to discuss progress in regard to the investigation and specifically whether all affected customers have been identified, returned to their correct rate, and received appropriate redress.
The culpability of senior bankers in the State’s main lenders will be investigated as part of the Central Bank’s enforcement actions over the €900 million tracker mortgage scandal, governor Philip Lane has said. Mr Lane appeared before the Oireachtas finance committee on Thursday to discuss progress in regard to the investigation and specifically whether all affected customers have been identified, returned to their correct rate, and received appropriate redress.
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