Gabriel Fagan

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The Central Bank predicts the economy will deliver an additional 90,000 new jobs by the end of next year while unemployment will fall to a 10-year low of 5.6 per cent

Outside of construction, employment in Ireland is now higher than its pre-crisis peak, according to the Central Bank. In its latest quarterly bulleti(...)

Shoppers pn Grafton Streetin Dublin. The number of people at work is on track to soon return to pre-crisis levels. Photograph: iStock

“In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.” The words of former Trinity College classicist and provost John Pent(...)

The Central Bank is expecting a 3 per cent rise this year in the numbers at work Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has significantly raised its forecast for economic growth this year and now expects GDP to grow by 4.5 per cent, up from its previous(...)

Central Bank’s chief economist Gabriel Fagan will step down in the fourth quarter. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank’s chief economist Gabriel Fagan is to step down later this year. Dr Fagan, who has been in the position since 2014, played a key rol(...)

We may not be back in a credit bubble but the economy seems – to borrow a phrase from Bertie Ahern  – to be getting boomier

Talk of the economic recovery being a “Phoenix miracle” has made it to Dundrum Town Centre, but even in the country’s biggest shopping centre the view(...)

Kevin Gardiner, the man who coined the phrase “Celtic Tiger”.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Had the title of Kevin Gardiner’s 1994 economic report for investment bank Morgan Stanley remained as originally written, Ireland: Growing Quickly Wit(...)

An anti-brutality demonstration at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport that followed the forced removal of a passenger from an overbooked United flight.

In numbers: Easter eggs-itement €400 Price tag on the Lindt Noccior Latte XXL Easter egg at Brown Thomas. It weighs 4.2kg and is described as “an Ea(...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan: small- and medium-sized enterprises are probably the most sensitive to  Brexit fallout among the Irish business community. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish small- and medium-sized enterprises are probably the most sensitive to the Brexit fallout, according to the Central Bank’s chief economist. Sp(...)

The Central Bank says consumer spending will remain a key growth driver. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank has downgraded its growth forecasts for the economy, and highlighted Brexit as the chief risk to recovery. In its latest quarterly (...)

Clerys in 1965: it closed in 2015 and was bought by a company that uses a tax-avoidance vehicle. Photograph: Dermot Barry

“Probably not,” was the Central Bank chief economist’s answer to his own rhetorical question as to whether the economy, growing at 4 per cent, needs a(...)

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