Thursday, 22 February 2018

Questions (62)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

62. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Finance the reason no public competition was held to identify a person for nomination to a possible position on the executive board of the European Central Bank. [9140/18]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

As Minister for Finance, I nominated the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Professor Philip Lane, earlier this month for the position of Vice-President of the European Central Bank.  This was on the basis that Professor Lane is an exceptionally well-qualified candidate who would make an ideal person to serve on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.