Track 1: His background in Dublin and early education; entered University College Dublin in 1959, graduating with a BComm, followed by an MEconSc. Worked in University of Ghana, West Africa, as Lecturer in Economics 1964-1966, then commenced PhD studies in John Hopkins University USA. Completed his PhD in the Economic and Social Research Institute, UCD, in 1971. Track 2: Lectureship in Trinity College Dublin in 1972 in the Department of Economics. Memories of the privilege of working with his Head of Department, Professor Louden Ryan. Discussion of his advisory role in governmental policy and views of the Irish economy at that time. His position as Director of Central Bank of Ireland from 1979 to 1996. Track 3: Awarded a Fellowship of Trinity in 1977, becoming Head of Department in 1979, the many changes witnessed during that time. His retirement in 2004 and retaining an office in Rubrics Building. His enduring passion for economics, his publications and delivery of occasional lectures. Track 4: In 1995 published Economics for Business, a textbook for students of economics and for the business world. This book, published by Prentice Hall Financial Times and with an international readership, is now in its third edition. Track 5: The supportive nature of the Trinity environment for its staff. Reflections on the current state of the Irish economy.