IMF urges Irish authorities to ‘enhance’ central bank independence

Dublin, Ireland

The Irish authorities should "enhance" the independence of the country's central bank, according to an IMF report published May 13 – chiefly by limiting the minister of finance's influence in its oversight.

Prepared by the Fund's monetary and capital markets department, the report stressed there was "no evidence of political and commercial interference" but still called for changes.

"The legal framework for [the central bank's] governance arrangements may potentially introduce political consider

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