Pairceir held number of high-profile positions over last decade


Mr Seamus Pairceir, who retired as chairman of the Revenue Commissioners in 1987, has held a number of high-profile positions and appointments over the last decade.

In 1991, he resigned as chairman of the Custom House Docks Development Authority after comments by Mr Charles Haughey on radio that he should "step aside" pending an investigation into dealings concerning the former Johnston Mooney and O'Brien site at Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Mr Pairceir was a director of United Property Holdings, the company that bought the Ballsbridge site from Johnston Mooney and O'Brien and sold it on before it eventually ended up in the ownership of Telecom Eireann.

In 1995, he was appointed chairman of an international committee to advise on the development of the International Financial Services Centre. He also worked as a consultant with the IDA in connection with the promotion of the IFSC.

In 1999, Mr Pairceir was appointed as an independent exams appeal commissioner by the Department of Education.