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T.K. Whitaker
Author: Anne Chambers

ISBN: 9781781620137
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 10 September 2015
Country of Publication: IE
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 3.0
Description:
Regarded nationally and internationally as the 'architect of modern Ireland' voted 'Greatest Living Irish Person of the Century' by the Irish public, this biography of TK Whitaker, by author Anne Chambers, is a landmark and much-anticipated publishing event.
In 2002, an eighty-five-year-old former civil servant was voted 'Irishman of the Century'.
Widely regarded as "the architect of modern Ireland", T.K. Whitaker's life spans the history of the Irish state in whose economic, social and cultural evolution he played an integral and influential role. Born in Rostrevor, County Down, reared in Drogheda, County Louth, from modest beginnings, T.K. Whitaker's meteoric rise through the ranks of the civil service saw him at 39 years become the youngest Secretary of the Department of Finance.
His was the quiet presence, the rational and informed voice behind many of the most momentous events in recent Irish history. His inspirational paperProgramme for Economic Development became the blueprint for Ireland's regeneration in the 1960s. As Governor in the 1970s his vision and purpose transformed the Central Bank into a dynamic institution. And, ...

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