Damian Gallanagh was born in Donegal and he grew up in Bray, Co. Wicklow. When his schooling was completed, he took an apprenticeship with Kieran McNally Solicitors in Dublin. He recalls the company’s involvement in the Arms Trial in the early 1970s. In 1972 he took on the post of temporary Clerical Officer at Bolton Street leading to permanent employment as Senior Clerk in the early 1980s when he was placed in charge of the banking section. In 1990 he was promoted to the College of Marketing and Design and later to Kevin Street. In 1997, he returned to work at Bolton Street, where he is still employed. He discusses his tenure in the various posts he held through the decades, the transition to DIT, and his service on the first governing body at whose meetings he kept the minutes.