AREA BESIDE THE CENTRAL BANK

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BESIDE THE CENTRAL BANK - MARCH 2015

The Central Bank of Ireland is the financial services regulator of Ireland and historically the central bank. The bank was the issuer of Irish pound banknotes and coinage until the introduction of the euro currency, and now provides this service for the European Central Bank.

The bank was founded in 1943 and since 1 January 1972 has been the banker of the Government of Ireland in accordance with the Central Bank Act 1971, which can be seen in legislative terms as completing the long transition from a currency board to a fully functional central bank.

The bank's head office is located on Dame Street, Dublin, where the public may exchange non-current Irish coinage and currency (both pre- and post-decimalization) for euros. The Currency Centre at Sandyford is the currency manufacture, warehouse and distribution site of the bank.
The Central Bank is developing a new city centre head office at North Wall Quay. Their current accommodation arrangement sees staff spread across four different city centre locations. This has presented the organisation with challenges in operating efficiently and effectively in the context of an increased staff head count over recent years and an evolving organisational mandate.

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