Brian Lenihan, Ireland's former finance minister, in his last decision before stepping down on Tuesday appointed his special adviser Alan Ahearne, a former Federal Reserve economist, to Ireland's Central Bank Commission.
Ahearne's appointment, Lenihan's sixth to the Central Bank Commission since the commencement of the Central Bank Reform Act 2010 on October 1 last year, is effective immediately and for a period of four years. "Ahearne is exceptionally well-qualified to serve on the Central Bank
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