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
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
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No. 510/02/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No. 5
Mortgage insurance in an Irish context by Niamh Hallissey
Consumer Protection Outlook Report 201506/02/2015Consumer Protection Outlook Report 2015
Consumer Protection Outlook Report 2015
Quarterly Bulletin No. 1 201503/02/2015Quarterly Bulletin No. 1 2015
Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Bank for Q1 2015
The Financial Position of Irish Households30/01/2015The Financial Position of Irish Households
This paper introduces a novel dataset on households’ income, assets and debts in Ireland: the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS). The HFCS is an invaluable resource for policy makers, allowing for household-level analysis of the composition of wealth and debt, leverage and the debt-service burden. Highlights include: the household main residence accounts for the majority of most households’ gross wealth (48 per cent on average); financial assets account for a much smaller proportion of gross wealth on average (13 per cent); more than half of households hold some form of debt, with mortgage indebtedness proving to be a particularly heavy burden for younger cohorts; however, the mortgage repayment burden is more evenly spread across the age distribution, with younger borrowers benefiting from low interest rates and long mortgage terms; the median value of net wealth is €105,000, in line with other Euro area countries (€109,000); the top 20 per cent of households hold 70 per cent of net assets – again, similar to the Euro area as whole; in Ireland, the concentration of wealth at the top end of the distribution is driven by two factors: larger holdings of real assets and relatively smaller holdings of debt.
The Instruments of Macro-Prudential Policy30/01/2015The Instruments of Macro-Prudential Policy
The recent global crisis revealed a role for macro-prudential policy or measures to mitigate systemic risk. In Ireland, the high costs of the recent banking crisis showed that forward-looking risk assessments and pre-emptive policy action are important to ensure that the future probability of such a crisis reoccurring is reduced. Macro-prudential policies primarily aim to complement regulatory oversight of individual firms and build resilience, initially in the banking sector. A secondary (albeit more ambitious) goal is to dampen the volatility of the financial cycle and reduce the potential for destabilising imbalances within the financial system to accumulate. This paper focuses on the banking sector and the various measures available to macro-prudential authorities to mitigate this risk.
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.228/01/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.2
House price volatility: The role of different buyer types - Dermot Coates, Reamonn Lydon & Yvonne McCarthy
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.328/01/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.3
Assessing the impact of macroprudential measures - Mary Cussen, Martin O’Brien, Luca Onorante & Gerard O’Reilly
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.428/01/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.4
Macro-prudential measures and the housing market - Gerard Kennedy & Rebecca Stuart
Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.114/01/2015Economic Letter - Vol. 2015, No.1
Interpreting data for Ireland in international banking statistics- Dermot Coates, Mary Everett, Joe McNeill and Aoife Molone
Financial Incentive Agreement between Central Bank of Ireland and Tralee Credit Union Ltd22/12/2014Financial Incentive Agreement between Central Bank of Ireland and Tralee Credit Union Ltd
Financial Incentive Agreement between Central Bank of Ireland and Tralee Credit Union Ltd pertaining to the transfer of Killorglin Credit Union.
SME Market Report 2014H217/12/2014SME Market Report 2014H2
SME Market Report 2014H2
Macro-Financial Review 2014.215/12/2014Macro-Financial Review 2014.2
 
Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 1410/12/2014Economic Letter - Vol 2014, No. 14
Do first time buyers default less? Implications for macro-prudential policy - Robert Kelly, Terry O'Malley & Conor O'Toole