Ireland's Hurley ranked tops for pay

Central Bank of Ireland governor John Hurley was listed as the third-highest paid governor in the twelve-nation eurozone this week, even though he leads the smallest central bank.

Mr Hurley earned the equivalent of $377,000 last year, including pension benefits.

Figures published in the Financial Times newspaper showed this is the second highest salary in the eurozone after the $486,000 package of Dutch central bank head Nout Wellink.

However, the central banks of Italy and Spain do not publish