The retirement has been announced of Dr Patrick F. Wallace from the National Museum of Ireland. One of over 7,000 public servants to retire by a deadline of 31 February as part of an exercise in reducing numbers and wage costs across the public sector in Ireland. Dr Wallace has been replaced by Acting Director Mr Seamus Lynam, Head of Services at the museum, pending advertising of the post.
Pat Wallace joined the National Museum of Ireland in the 1970s and managed the excavations of Viking Dublin at Wood Quay. Director since 1988 he oversaw the developments of the new museums at Collins Barracks in Dublin and Turlough Park in Co. Mayo.
Dr Wallace gave a full and frank interview on RTE Radio 1 on 2 February 2012 click here for details
The Irish Times has also covered the story click here for details