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The Central Bank of Ireland is the central bank and financial services regulator of the Republic of Ireland. The bank, headquartered in Dublin, is part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). It exercises much of its functions in collaboration with the European Central Bank and other Eurozone Central Banks. The bank was renamed as the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland on 1st May 2003.
As a member of the Eurosystem, the Central Bank's main responsibilities are:
Towards ensuring a stable domestic economy, the bank performs following functions:
In 2009, US trucking company YRC Worldwide faced ruin as it struggled to restructure its debt. With tens of thousands of jobs at stake, the Teamsters union, led by James Hoffa, accused some YRC bondholders of sabotaging restructuring negotiations by purchasing credit default swaps (CDS) on their debt. Read more
Joseph E. Stiglitz,
Stephen S. Roach,
Mohamed A. El-Erian,
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