Publications 

The Central Bank produces a number of publications which reflect the work of the organisation.   You can navigate to the category of publication you are looking for from the left navigation bar on this page. 

Our economics publications include quarterly assessments of the Irish economy (Quarterly Bulletins), in-depth economic research of a technical nature (Research Technical Papers), essays on economic issues of national or international interest (Economic Letters) and assessments of financial stability (Macro-Financial Reviews).  

Our Insurance Statistical Data is also available in this section and in the Corporate Publications category you can find a number of publications including our Annual Reports and our Strategic Plans.  

   Publications - [Displaying most recent 15]
DateTitle and Description
Research Technical Paper 02RT1522/06/2015Research Technical Paper 02RT15
Designing Macro-prudential Policy in Mortgage Lending: Do First Time Buyers Default Less? by Robert Kelly, Terry O’Malley and Conor O’Toole
Macro-Financial Review 2015.116/06/2015Macro-Financial Review 2015.1
 
Research Technical Paper 01RT1516/06/2015Research Technical Paper 01RT15
Jagged Cliffs and Stumbling Blocks: Interest Rate Pass-through Fragmentation during the Euro Area Crisis by Sarah Holton and Costanza Rodriguez d'Acri
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.727/05/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.7
Government revenues in Ireland since the financial crisis - Ronan Hickey and Diarmaid Smyth
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell21/05/2015Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank of Ireland and Mr Tadhg Gunnell
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited19/05/2015Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited
Settlement Agreement between the Central Bank and Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.607/05/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.6
The use of personal guarantees in Irish SME lending - James Carroll, Fergal McCann and Conor O'Toole
Annual Performance Statement (Financial Regulation) 2014-201501/05/2015Annual Performance Statement (Financial Regulation) 2014-2015
Central Bank of Ireland Annual Performance Statement (Financial Regulation) 2014-2015
Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report 201430/04/2015Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report 2014
Central Bank of Ireland Annual Report 2014
Quarterly Bulletin No. 2 201501/04/2015Quarterly Bulletin No. 2 2015
Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Bank of Ireland for Q2 2015
Navigating Uncharted Waters: Analysis of Monetary Operations & Financial Market Developments31/03/2015Navigating Uncharted Waters: Analysis of Monetary Operations & Financial Market Developments
In 2014, monetary policy announcements by global central banks continued to be a driver of financial markets. Developments in the European periphery and across emerging markets also continued to be a focus for market participants but to a lesser extent than in previous years. In this article, we review 2014 and early 2015, examining the evolution of Eurosystem liquidity provision and the subsequent impact on excess liquidity. The article also analyses the main changes to the Eurosystem’s operational framework over this period, including the introduction of the Targeted Longer Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs), the Asset Backed Securities Purchase Programme (ABSPP), the Covered Bond Purchase Programme (CBPP3), and the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP). The article reports on the continued improvements in money markets over the review period. Finally, we examine the on-going improvement in the Irish sovereign’s access to debt markets before briefly analysing changes in TARGET2 balances over 2014.
New Insights from the Enhancements to Quarterly Financial Accounts31/03/2015New Insights from the Enhancements to Quarterly Financial Accounts
Throughout 2015 and 2016, the Quarterly Financial Accounts of Ireland (QFA) will be expanded to reflect enhanced user requirements, the changing economic environment and the implementation of the latest European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010) manual. The enhancements to the data will include the publication of whom-to-whom data for deposits and loans for the first time in end-April 2015. Other notable features of the enhancements to QFA include a change to the definition of non-financial corporations (NFCs) and the publication of NFCs trade credit liabilities, which is an important source of funding for NFCs. Further enhancements to the data will be made during 2016. This article analyses some of the insights which can be gained from the enhancements to the QFA data. It finds that since the financial crisis intensified in Q3 2008, there have been significant inflows into government deposit accounts by households and outflows from monetary financial institutions (MFIs) deposit accounts. The change in definition of NFCs under ESA 2010 markedly reduced Irish NFC debt, but it still remains quite elevated. Nearly half of NFC debt was with non-resident lenders, most likely reflecting the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs). The enhancements to the QFA data will be particularly useful in assessing financial stability risks to the economy and the potential transmission of risks between the institutional sectors of the economy.
The Changing Nature of Irish Exports: Context, Causes and Consequences31/03/2015The Changing Nature of Irish Exports: Context, Causes and Consequences
Since the beginning of the century there have been some notable structural shifts in the composition of Irish exports: services exports have become more prevalent; the export basket has become more concentrated; and the importance of trade in intermediate goods and services has risen. At the same time there is the continuing and relatively large role of foreign-owned and export-oriented multi-national enterprises in Ireland, and some evidence of changes in the dynamics of international trade globally in recent years. These shifts pose challenges for our understanding of how Irish export growth responds to changes in demand in our main trading partners, as well as the ultimate benefit of that export growth in terms of national income. Drawing on a number of relevant data sources, this Article explores these issues in more detail, highlighting the increasing complexity of analysing the prospects and benefits of external trade in the Irish case.
Household Credit Market Report 2015H125/02/2015Household Credit Market Report 2015H1
Household Credit Market Report 2015H1
Markets Authorisation Statistics 201411/02/2015Markets Authorisation Statistics 2014
The Markets Directorate Authorisation Standards Report 2014