Born 5th May 1936
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. Maurice must have been a very welcome addition to their family of six daughters! Another son, Thomas, followed later but died in infancy, and another daughter, Anna.
Married to Dubliner Marjorie Treacy, they have four adult children. Their sons Thomas and Martin, like five of Maurice’s nephews, chose the medical profession, while his two daughters Catherine and Marjorie is working on a Master’s degree.
Department of Finance 1962-1994 Wide-ranging experience within all functions of the Department of Finance during the 32 years he spent there, rising to second secretary in charge of the Finance Division. During this time O’Connell held Ireland’s position on the EU monetary committee between 1988 and 1994.
Additionally, he worked for periods in the Department of Public Service and Department of Economic Planning and Development and thus has wide experience of longer-term planning. He also held the position of director at the European Investment Bank.
CBoI Since 1994 O’Connell was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland in 1994, which is due to run for a seven-year period and thus will be Ireland’s representative on the ECB Governing Council until 2001 (no mandatory retirement age exists for the governor). Unusually, he was not Secretary of State for Finance before becoming Central Bank governor and therefore broke with previous tradition, though this was due to the coincidence of the previous central bank governor and the Department of Finance Secretary of State retiring at the same time. The preparation for EMU will also see his position strengthened within the Central Bank of Ireland, as forthcoming legislation ensures that his status as the bank’s only executive director means that all authority and responsibility for the exercise of EU monetary policy will be vested in him.
Maurice O’Connell’s Ming Gua (natal or personal trigram number) = 1
His Personal Trigram is KAN:
Maurice’s Personal Natal number is integrated with the Central Bank Dame Street Natal Chart, completing the chart below.