Prof Ahearne

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Prof Alan Ahearne, a former advisor to the late Brian Lenihan, has been appointed an external advisor to the IMF. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

NUI Galway economics professor Alan Ahearne has been appointed an external advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Prof Ahearne, who was spec(...)

Dr Alan Ahearne: Indebtedness remains a pressing issue for many hotels outside large urban areas. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish hotels are €5.3 billion in debt and need to reduce this burden by €1.4 billion if the sector is to stay viable, a report by economist Alan Ah(...)

Prof Morgan Kelly said if there is an effort to clean the Irish banks of bad loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, ‘we could be facing something really, really terrible, quite soon.’

Morgan Kelly, the first economist to predict the likely scale of the Irish banking collapse, has said the “real crisis”(...)