The Chairman of the Board of Bank of Ireland Mr. Archie Kane, has paid tribute to the late Mr. Joe Walsh who died yesterday.
The Chairman said: "I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Joe’s wife Marie and his children on their very sad loss. Joe became a member of the Board in January 2009 and served during a critical time for the Bank as we restructured, secured new investors, repaid the taxpayer and laid the foundations for the Bank’s return to profitability and growth. Joe made a substantial contribution to securing the future of the bank and his wise counsel was greatly valued by me and my fellow Directors. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him."