Ireland may break with past in selecting new governor

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Since its establishment in 1943, a senior civil servant - usually the secretary general of the ministry of finance - has segued without a break in stride into the governorship of the Central Bank of Ireland. "Even though nominally we may have had an independent central bank, the reality is that it was in many respects the Dame Street office of the Ministry of Finance," Brian Lucey, a professor at Trinity College Dublin, told CentralBanking.com.

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