Donohoe must publish NZ report on Central Bank Governor

28 September 2019

The leader of the Labour Party, Brendan Howlin TD, has accused the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, of being ‘less than forthcoming’ in his dealings around the appointment of the new Central Bank Governor.

Deputy Howlin was responding to reports in the Irish Times about concerns expressed by the Central Bank Commission about Mr Mahklouf’s appointment.

He said that the concerns echoed those expressed by the Labour Party on the appointment and accused the Minister for Finance of hiding behind process.

Deputy Howlin commented:

“Recently, such as with the Data Protection Commissioner’s report into the Public Services Card, reports have had to be dragged out of secretive government ministers.

“Minister Donohoe clearly had concerns about this appointment. It is clear that the Central Bank Commisson did too. It is time we all saw what Paschal Donohoe has had reported to him in relation to Mr Makhlouf by the New Zealand authorities.”

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