If we want the best, we need to break the rules
Somewhere in the vast Irish diaspora there are people -- very possibly, quite a large number of people -- eminently qualified for a vacant job at home: Secretary General of the Department of Finance.
These people are often young, but wise beyond their years. They have a profound knowledge of finance and economics. They have experience in the private sector or the public sector -- sometimes both -- in the countries in which they now live. They have sound judgment and excellent management skills. They take pleasure in doing useful work.
And they relish a challenge.