Central Bank

  • Mayo native Dr Kathleen Lynn - medical doctor, politician and activist - is to commemorated on a silver coin next year.

    The Central Bank is currently inviting artists and designers to submit their design for a silver coin to commemorate the Killala woman, who was born in Mullafarry in 1874, studied medicine and went on to found a children's hospital in Dublin in 1919.

    Dr Kathleen Lynn was the Chief Medical Officer during the 1916 Easter Rising, and was elected a Sinn Fein TD in 1923.

    The Central Bank will issue three collector coins in 2020 - to commemorate Dr Kathleen Lynn, singer Luke Kelly and Gothic Architecture.

    Those wishing to design one of the coins have until next Friday 13th September to make a submission, and further details of the competition are available online at www.collectorcoins.ie

  • A proposal by the former governor of the Central Bank to return bankers bonuses has been slammed.

    In a letter to the Finance Minister, Philip Lane gave his support to an end to a cap on banker’s bonuses.

    However, member of the Public Accounts Committee and Fianna Fail TD for Sligo Marc MacSharry says ordinary banking staff will not benefit from this proposal.