T.K. Whitaker

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Frances Fitzgerald said TK Whitaker was “a reminder of the many mistakes we have made as a country, but also a liberating realisation that public servants with optimism, integrity and a plan can do great work”.

Political leaders have paid tribute to the man widely acknowledged as the greatest civil servant since Irish independence, TK Whitaker, who celebrates(...)

TK Whitaker, secretary of the department of finance, sought information on whether the Holy See would “consider investments in Irish government securities or in property development”. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

TK Whitaker explored the possibility of getting the Holy See to invest in Ireland in the mid-1960s but was informed the Vatican was “disinclined” to (...)