About Us

Central Bank

What does the Central Bank of Ireland do?

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Find out more about the Central Bank of Ireland in our animated explainer series.

Our Mission

We serve the public interest by maintaining monetary and financial stability while ensuring that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy.

Our Vision

One Bank: Trusted by the Public, Respected by our Peers, Fulfilling Workplace for our People.

Trusted by the Public

A trusted organisation that is working towards the public good in a transparent, effective and accountable way.

Respected by our Peers

Regarded by our peers at home and abroad as credible and working constructively to help influence and shape the best outcomes for the public good.

Fulfilling Workplace for our People

Where our people are committed to excellence in the delivery of our mandate, have the opportunity to build fulfilling careers and reach their potential, and feel valued in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Our Strategy

Our Mission and Vision Statements are central to informing what we do and how we operate, and are reflected in Our Strategy, which sets out our four strategic themes.

Our Strategy - Themes

Open & Engaged

Open & Engaged

Engagement with our stakeholders is a priority for us. We seek to listen, build dialogue and learn so that we can contribute to building trust in the financial system and foster a wider understanding of our role. Learn more about our Open & Engaged Charter.

Our Culture

Our culture is shaped by our Values and Priority Behaviours, described below. To find out more see Our Culture Statement – Who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

Our Values

Find out more by watching our culture and values video.

Our Values

Our Priority Behaviours

  • Challenge Constructively
  • Deliver on Commitments
  • Lead the Way Forward
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Develop Self and Others
  • Initiate Improvements

Our History

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In 2018, the Central Bank celebrated the 75th anniversary of its establishment. Our anniversary booklet provides more information on the early history of the Central Bank right through to 2018:

75th Anniversary Brochure | pdf 3356 KB