Tributes paid to Kerry man who was Central Bank Governor

Tributes are being paid to a former Governor of the Central Bank who was a native of north Kerry.

Maurice O’Connell was governor from 1994 until his retirement in 2002, and was in charge when the euro replaced the punt as this country’s currency.

The Moyvane man, who had his term as Governor extended due to his unique knowledge of the euro, will be laid to rest in Dublin on Friday.

Secretary to the Central Bank, Neil Whoriskey said Mr O’Connell was at the centre of Irish economic life in the 1990’s: