Ireland invites applications for central bank governorship

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Ireland's minister for finance fired the starting gun on the hunt for the next central bank governor yesterday (July 23) – inviting "expressions of interest" in the post.

Incumbent Patrick Honohan will step down shortly before the end of his term in September, and several potential successors are already being discussed by central bank watchers.

On its website the department of finance outlines a range of qualities it is looking for in candidates, starting with "excellent influencing

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