Ireland's Hurley to stay on after term ends

The governor of Ireland's central bank, John Hurley, has agreed to stay on beyond the official end of his first seven-year term in March.

Reuters, a news agency, quotes a central bank spokesman as saying that Hurley has agreed to remain in his job for some months to provide continuity during the financial crisis.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Irish finance minister, Brian Lenihan, asked the president to re-appoint the current governor on the completion of his term of office in Marc