Pat Farrell

Pat Farrell is the Head of Group Corporate Communications and Government Relations at Bank of Ireland and a former chief executive of the Irish Banking Federation.[1]


Farrell has been Head of Marketing and Communications and General Manager retail operations at EBS Building Society, Chief Executive at Galway's Galvia Private Hospital and General Manager at Sligo Regional Hospital. He is Chairman of Sightsavers[2] International (Ireland) and is a board member of FOLD Ireland.

In March 2019, it was announced Farrell will become chief executive of a new property group Irish Institutional Property.[3]

Bank of Ireland

Farrell was appointed as Head of Group Corporate Communications and Government Relations at Bank of Ireland in May 2013.[4] He retired in March 2019.[5]

Irish Banking Federation

Farrell was the chief executive of the Irish Banking Federation.[6] He was appointed in January 2004.

As well as this he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation, representing the interests of commercial banks across the continent.[7]

Political office

Farrell was General Secretary of Fianna Fáil between 1991 and 1997.[7][8] In December 1992, he was nominated by the Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds as member of the outgoing 19th Seanad, serving until the elections in January 1993 for the 20th Seanad.[8]


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  2. "Sightsavers Annual Review 2014" (PDF). Sightsavers. 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. O'Halloran, Barry. "Pat Farrell to leave Bank of Ireland for new property industry lobby". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  4. "Pat Farrell becomes head of comms at Bank of Ireland". Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  5. Brady, Niall (2018-12-30). "Bank adviser makes plans to spin out". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  6. "FIBI Says New Government Strategy Represents Major Step Forward for IFSC - Banking and Payments Federation Ireland". Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  7. "Pat Farrell LinkedIn". LinedkIn.
  8. "Mr. Pat Farrell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 January 2012.

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