New financial regulator chief named in Ireland

IRELAND - The new Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority has appointed Liam O'Reilly, a member of the ECB Banking Supervision Committee, as its chief executive.

Liam O'Reilly has been appointed chief executive of the new Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, RTE News reported.

The appointment was made by the new financial services regulator's interim authority.

Mr O'Reilly has been assistant director general of the Central Bank since 1998, with responsibility for all of the bank'