Sunday 21 January 2018

Dan White: What does John Moran know about our economy that we don't?

John Moran. Photo: Tony Gavin
John Moran. Photo: Tony Gavin
John A Moran, former Secretary General at the Department of Finance

Is this as good as it gets? Does John Moran‘s resignation as head of the Department of Finance signal that the best of the economic good news is behind us?

The sudden departure of the country’s top civil servant after just 17 months in the job could well point to turbulence ahead.

Limerick-born Mr Moran, who is not a career civil servant, originally qualified as a solicitor and has spent most of his working life abroad, having been variously a lawyer, an investment banker and the owner of a juice bar. He returned to Ireland in 2010 and became head of wholesale banking supervision, where he was responsible for monitoring IFSC banks, at the Central Bank.

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