Gabriel Fagan

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Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan said it was hard to make an argument for stimulus in an economy growing at 4.5 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank’s chief economist has questioned the need for additional stimulus in a strongly growing economy, as the Government prepares to unveil(...)

Gabriel Fagan, chief economist who said the  bank was forecasting GDP growth of just under 5% this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The number of people at work is expected to grow by 70,000 this year and next, Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan has said. He added unemplo(...)

The Central Bank expects GDP growth of 4.9 per cent this year and 3.6 per cent next year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Economists have been feeling around in the dark for weeks now as to exactly what damage will be wrought on the Republic by the UK’s exit from the Eur(...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Central Bank has again robustly defended its restrictive mortgage lending rules, saying they are “permanent”. At the presentation on Friday of t(...)

Introduced in February 2015, the Central Bank’s new mortgage rules limit the amount home buyers can borrow, typically to 3.5 times their gross income up to a limit of 80 per cent of the purchase price of the property.

Putative home buyers hoping for some mitigation of the Central Bank’s restrictive mortgage lending rules are unlikely to take heart from comments mad(...)

There is not a chance the Government will fulfil Philip Lane’s  “hope” that the next government “takes seriously” the need to balance public spending with the need for a “safe level of public debt”.   Picture Jason Clarke.

At the end of the riveting film The Big Short, now showing in Ireland and based on Michael Lewis’s book that charted the spectacular fraud and avarice(...)

Philip Lane: has shepherded some of the finest minds in Irish and European economics through their doctoral research theses. Photograph: Eric Luke

Eminent Trinity economist Philip Lane’s impending elevation to the governor’s chair at the Central Bank was warmly welcomed by the corduroy-jacket-wea(...)

Gabriel Fagan, chief economist at the Central Bank: “When you have an economy that falls very sharply, there tends to be, at some point, a sharp pick-up”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At the launch of the Central Bank’s latest quarterly commentary, chief economist Gabriel Fagan expounded on what’s loosely known at the “elastic band (...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan, and Gillian Phelan, head of monetary policy, at the press conference on the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank has questioned the economic case for an expansionary budget next year, saying there is no need for fiscal policy to support activity(...)

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