The death has taken place at Leeson Park Nursing Home in Dublin, of Dr Maurice Moynihan, former Governor of the Central Bank. Dr Moynihan, who was 97, had a distinguished career in the public service, joining the Department of Finance in 1925. He became Secretary to the Government in 1937, a post he held until 1960. One year later, he was appointed Governor of the Central Bank, a position he held for eight years. The President today expressed deep regret at the death of Dr Moynihan. She said that throughout his long and distinguished career, Dr Moynihan had served his country with great distinction and integrity exemplifying the finest qualities of public service.