Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, delivers Iveagh House lecture
In January 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and a former Governor of the Bank of Canada, delivered a lecture at Iveagh House in honour of the late Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty.
In his address, the sixth in a series of commemorative lectures at the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Governor Carney shared his thoughts about how he sees Britain’s, Europe’s and the world’s economy from his viewpoint as Bank of England governor in an address entitled, Fortune favours the bold.
Minister Flanagan welcomed Governor Carney to Iveagh House, saying that the late Jim Flaherty was a proud Irish-Canadian and a great friend to Ireland during its difficult years and that we were honoured to have another proud Irish-Canadian deliver an Iveagh Lecture in Jim’s honour.
Jim Flaherty’s contribution to Ireland is reflected by the posthumous awarding of a Presidential Distinguished Service Award by President Higgins late last year.
Among the guests, were representatives from the Canadian and British business communities, as well as their respective Ambassadors.
Before the lecture, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, delivered a warm tribute to the late Mr Flaherty.
Previous speakers in the Iveagh House Commemorative lecture series have included, Professor Mary McAleese; Congressman John Lewis; Sir John Major; the then Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley; and First Minister Peter Robinson.