Creation of the Historic Timeline

With Xuan Kong Feng Shui, it is possible to predict events and trends with amazing accuracy.  I had been thinking about doing this Project for a long time, but never had the spare time needed to do it; then came Covid and here we are… In a nut shell I wanted to do full site surveys on the buildings which housed the Central Bank of Ireland over the last 78 years, I also wanted to integrate the 12 Governors who had served terms in those buildings.
Central Bank of Ireland (Banc Ceannais na hÉireann) has been in existence for 78 years, it’s been in 3 different locations (Foster Place, Dame Street and North Wall), having 12 different “Central Bank Governors” all men and 1 “Acting Central Bank Governor” a lady for 2 months. This project using Feng Shui(Xuan Kong Flying Star) is about creating a historic timeline over the last 78 years. Every institution has a figure head, England has “The Queen”, America has its “President”, and we have a “Taoiseach”. Central bank Governors play a pivotal role in decisions about economic policy and the country’s financial stability, or lack thereof. Qualitative research methodology was applied in this Project. In the first instance i surveyed each of the Central Bank Locations, gathering accurate readings to create separate “Natal Charts” for each location, Foster Place, Dame Street and North Wall Quay .Researching the details of each Governor who served terms and integrate these into separate Natal Charts for each.

Timeline of Central Bank in Ireland

Feb 1943 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Foster Place First Central Bank Building

Currency commission was dissolved in 1943 and The Central Bank of Ireland (Irish: Banc Ceannais na hÉireann), Ireland's central bank, was established on 1 February 1943 under the Central Bank Act, 1942. Read More >>>

Feb 1943 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Joseph Brennan First Governor Central Bank

Joseph Brennan was Chairman of the Currency Commission (1927 – 43), he acquired premises at Foster Place, Dublin, recruiting staff and drafting regulations for the working of the commission. In 1943 the Currency Commission was dissolved and he became the first Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.  Read More >>>

1953 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
James J. MacElligott 2nd Governor Central Bank

James J. MacElligott was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Department of Finance, After Brennan left the Department in 1927 to work for the Currency Commission, the burden of negotiating the government’s case fell on McElligott who was promoted to Secretary and remained in this office until 1953. The 1952 budget was McElligott’s last as the Secretary of Department of Finance.   Read More >>>

1960 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Maurice Moynihan 3rd Governor Central Bank

Maurice Gerard Moynihan, (14 December 1902 – 21 August 1999) was an Irish economist and civil servant who served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 1960 to 1969. He was also a co-drafter of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland, Secretary of the Government of the Irish Free State in 1937 and Knight Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1959.   Read More >>>

1969 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Thomas Whitaker 4th Governor Central Bank

Thomas Kenneth Whitaker (8 December 1916 – 9 January 2017) was an Irish economist, politician, diplomat and civil servant who served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 1969 to 1976 and a Senator from 1977 to 1982, after being nominated by the Taoiseach. He is credited with a pivotal role in the economic development of Ireland.
In 1956, Whitaker was appointed Secretary of the Department of Finance,   Read More >>>

1976 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Charles Murray 5th Governor Central Bank

Charles Henry Murray (29th Jan 1917–2008), civil servant and governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, was born 29 January 1917 in Dublin to Charles Murray and his wife Teresa (née Duke). Educated at Synge Street CBS, Dublin, he reluctantly abandoned pre-medical studies as family circumstances precluded his attending university. He joined the civil service 10 October 1934, the same day as T. K. Whitaker (b. 1916); both were later awarded a B.Comm. in economics from London   Read More >>>

1978 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Second Central Bank Building Dame Street

The Central Bank with its dramatic outline and emphatic roofline is one of the most prominent buildings in the city. Controversial at the time of its construction, it is now regarded as a landmark. Designed by architect Sam Stephenson of Stephenson Gibney & Associates, construction was completed in latter part of 1978. Its construction was technically innovative, attesting to the level of skill attained in civil engineering and design in the latter half of the century. The two reinforced concrete service cores were cast using mechanically raised shuttering. These carry the roof structure from which the floors are hung. The floors, which were fully assembled at ground level . Read More >>>

1978 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Same Governor New Central Bank

Charles moves home to new building in Dame Street. Charles Henry Murray (29th Jan 1917–2008), civil servant and governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, was born 29 January 1917 in Dublin to Charles Murray and his wife Teresa (née Duke). Educated at Synge Street CBS, Dublin, he reluctantly abandoned pre-medical studies as family circumstances precluded his attending university. He joined the civil service 10 October 1934, the same day as T. K. Whitaker (b. 1916); both were later awarded a B.Comm. in economics from London   Read More >>>

1981 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Tomás Ó Cofaigh 6th Governor Central Bank

Tomás F Ó Cofaigh who was a former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.
Mr Ó Cofaigh, Uragh, Swanlinbar, and late of Churchtown, Dublin, died December 4. Former Secretary of the Department of Finance, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and President of the Economic and Social Research Institute, and a key founder of the International Financial Services Centre, Dublin.   Read More >>>

1987 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Maurice Doyle 7th Governor Central Bank

Maurice F Doyle, Experienced in the management of public expenditure, Doyle had seen taxation develop from a means of revenue generation to become an ‘instrument for social and economic development’ (Doyle, 67). Amid rumours of a likely Irish default as international debt increased by a third in 1982, he wrote in October 1982 to the Times of London denying insolvency was imminent. Managing to convince Minister for Finance Ray McSharry of the parlous state of the exchequer that month, Doyle urged spending restraint as debt-servicing costs mounted, and developed a reputation for being forthright with his political masters.   Read More >>>

1994 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Maurice O’Connell 8th Governor Central Bank

Maurice O’Connell was born at Glin Road, Moyvane in May 1936. His parents, Thomas and Mary (nee McMahon) O’Connell were both Principal Teachers in the local National School.  Department of Finance 1962-1994 Wide-ranging experience within all functions of the Department of Finance

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2002 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
John Hurley 9th Governor Central Bank

John Hurley has been Governor of the Central Bank from March 2002 to 2009. Formerly Secretary-General of the Department of Finance of Ireland he has occupied three Secretary General positions: he was appointed to his former post as Secretary General, Department of Finance, early in 2000. Prior to that he was Secretary General, Public Service Management and Development, in the Department of Finance. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.   Read More >>>

2009 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Patrick Honohan 10th Governor Central Bank

Patrick Honohan (born 9 October 1949) is an Irish economist and public servant who served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009 to 2015 (and as such was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank). Since 2016, he is a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. His period in office as Governor was mainly focused on resolving the Post-2008 Irish banking crisis. Honohan graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from University College Dublin in 1971.   Read More >>>

2015 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Philip Lane 11th Governor Central Bank

Philip Richard Lane (born 27 August 1969) is an Irish economist who has served as a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since June 2019. He previously served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2015 to 2019.He is the ECB’s Chief Economist and is seen by many to provide an academic counterweight to the traditional political abilities of ECB President, Christine Lagarde. He was the professor of international macroeconomics and Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) at Trinity College Dublin. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and was elected a scholar in Economic and Social Studies there.   Read More >>>

2017 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
North Wall Central Bank Building

The New Central Bank Building on North Wall Quay, was previously Anglo Irish Banks unfinished building it was derelict for almost six years due to the global banking crash in 2009. The Central Bank’s project involved completing the existing concrete structure on the North Wall Quay. The project was delivered using BIM (Building Information Modelling), and received a BREAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) outstanding rating.
North Wall Quay is one of the most prestigious locations in Dublin, and the architects, engineers and project managers wanted the new building to showcase the best that Ireland has to offer, not only in design, but also in materials. It was, after all, a one hundred and forty million euro project. Read More >>>

2017 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Same Governor New Central Bank

Philip Richard Lane (born 27 August 1969) , Moving into New Central Bank Building on North Wall Quay, was previously Anglo Irish Banks unfinished building it was derelict for almost six years due to the global banking crash in 2009. The Central Bank’s project involved completing the existing concrete structure on the North Wall Quay. The project was delivered using BIM (Building Information Modelling), and received a BREAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) outstanding rating.North Wall Quay is one of the most prestigious locations in Dublin.   Read More >>>

2019 Banc Ceannais na hÉireann
Gabriel Makhlouf Current Governor Central Bank

Gabriel Makhlouf Born 3rd Febuary 1960 became Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2019. He chairs the Central Bank Commission, is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the European Systemic Risk Board, and is Ireland’s Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.Gabriel was Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury and the Government’s chief economic and financial adviser from 2011 to 2019. During his time as Secretary, he led reviews of New Zealand’s three macroeconomic pillars (monetary, financial stability and fiscal policy) and the development of a new framework for the development of economic and public policy focused on inter-generational well-being. In addition Gabriel was New Zealand’s Alternate Governor at the World Bank.   Read More >>>