The Central Bank of Ireland is Ireland's central bank, and as such part of the European System of Central Banks. It is the country's financial services regulator for most categories of financial firms.
The Governor of the Central Bank is appointed by the President of Ireland on advice from the Irish government. The Central Bank is organised into directorates which report to the Deputy Governor, Central Banking, the Deputy Governor, Financial Regulation or the Chief Operations Officer. The Deputy Governors and Chief Operations Officer report to the Governor.