New Zealand watchdog criticises next Irish governor

Gabriel Makhlouf
Gabriel Makhlouf
Irish Department of Finance

The conduct of Ireland’s incoming central bank governor has been strongly criticised in an official report by New Zealand’s civil service ombudsman.

But Ireland’s finance minister, Pascal Donohoe, says Gabriel Makhlouf will still become governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. The Irish finance minister has the sole power to appoint the central bank governor.

New Zealand’s state services commissioner, Peter Hughes, said Gabriel Makhlouf, the senior civil servant in the country’s finance

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