Legislation may see expanded role for Irish c bank

IRELAND - The Minister for Finance in Ireland, Mr McCreevy, has laid the foundation for the creation of a restructured Central Bank that will incorporate consumer protection and prudential regulation of the financial services sector.

The Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Bill 2002 provides the legislative framework for the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland that will be headed by Central Bank governor John Hurley, who took over from Maurice O'Connel

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