New governor for Ireland

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Patrick Honohan, a professor of international finance and development at Trinity College, Dublin, has been named as the successor to John Hurley, who will retire on 25 September.

Ireland's finance minister, Brian Lenihan, announced on Thursday that the government will request President McAleese to make the appointment. He said that the experience of the incoming governor, who has held positions at the central bank, the World Bank and the academic world, will be of enormous value in working throug

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