Early contenders emerge as Irish governor announces departure

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Patrick Honohan

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan today (May 1) revealed his intention to step down early from the role, triggering speculation as to possible successors.

At a press conference held to launch the central bank's annual report, Honohan said he would retire later this year, a little before the end of his seven-year term, which was due to finish in September 2016.

In his opening remarks the governor emphasised his achievements to date, implying he would hand the reins to his successor

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