Students and business leaders meet bank governor

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Gabriel Makhlouf (cente) in Tralee with Tralee with Mary Rose Stafford and Dr Brendan O’Donnell, IT Tralee.
Picture: Domnick Walsh

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland has met with Kerry captains of industry and secondary school students on a visit to the county as part of the bank’s outeach programme.

Gabriel Makhlouf was in Killorglin and Tralee to hear views from a cross-section of people to help build understanding and inform the work of the Central Bank.

He said the outreach programme will see his staff engage with people to listen to what is important to them and to their communities, particularly in relation to areas where the work of the Central Bank affects their lives.

“Hearing the perspectives of the next generation is always valuable and I particularly enjoyed the opportunity today to meet some of Kerry’s younger citizens,” he said.

Mr Makhlouf met students from Mounthawk Secondary School and Tralee IT to answer their questions about the work of the bank and the wider economy.

Governor Makhlouf also met with representatives from the Kerry Business Women’s Network and the Tom Crean Business Incubation Centre where he heard about business development in the county.

The visit began in the new Killorglin’s RDI Hub, where he was briefed on the organisation’s work to drive job creation and facilitate research and development in the financial technology sector.

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