Anne Chambers

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1975:  Governor of the Central Bank Dr TK Whitaker during a press conference at Fitzwilton House, Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Collins

In 1969 Ken Whitaker was appointed governor of the Central Bank at a critical time in the bank’s development. On his appointment he gave notice that t(...)

October 2014: TK Whitaker with his grandson Conor, age 10,  during a gathering organised by the SDLP  to honour his life and achievements. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ken Whitaker’s life paralleled the history of the modern Irish State in whose economic, financial, social, educational, political and cultural evoluti(...)

1974:  TK Whitaker, governor of the Central Bank.  Photograph: Tom Lawlor

In 1939, a senior Civil Service officer wrote a performance review of the 22-year-old TK Whitaker, describing him as “highly intelligent, an officer d(...)

Dr Ken Whitaker: “If you live long enough you would be either canonised or found out.” File photograph: David Sleator

Every country has its heroes. Some are generals, some are conquerors, some even tinsel celebrities. Few countries would nominate a long-retired civil (...)

Dr TK Whitaker, pictured in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A “revolutionary” of the calibre of former civil servant and Central Bank governor Dr TK Whitaker is needed to ensure that financial markets take some(...)

Anne Chambers and TK Whitaker: “For the past two years as I interviewed and researched the personal archive of Dr TK Whitaker, it became apparent why the ordinary citizens of this country should confer him with the accolade ‘Irishman of the Twentieth Century’

For the past two years as I interviewed and researched the personal archive of Dr TK Whitaker, it became apparent why the ordinary citizens of this co(...)

TK Whitaker: “a brilliant man, a man who made a singular and peerless contribution to life on the island of Ireland, a national treasure”

Enda Kenny emerged from the political wreckage of another bad day at the office yesterday to heap praise on a man who, by common consent and acclaim,(...)

Charles Haughey pictured in 1970
Haughey family statement

This is the statement issued on behalf of the Haughey family yesterday:“Family deeply disappointed and saddened by false claims by Dr TK Whitaker rega(...)