The bank was founded as the Central Bank of Ireland (Banc Ceannais na hÉireann in Irish) in 1943 and since January 1, 1972 has been the banker of the Irish Government in accordance with the Central Bank Act, 1971, this saw the transition of the bank from a currency board to a fully functional central bank. In 2003 the current name was adopted to reflect its new role in financial services and the economy.
Previously Bank of Ireland was the governments banker since independence, and this is still one of the country's largest banks.
The bank's head office is located on Dame Street, Dublin; whilst the Currency Centre, Sandyford is the currency manufacture, warehouse and distribution site of the bank. #central_bank #dublin #ireland