Fergal O’Brien – Balancing austerity with a growth strategy for the economy

This talk was given at Feasta’s Irish debt crisis conference on Thursday September 22 2011.

Fergal O’Brien is Head of Economics and Taxation and Chief Economist with the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC). He is a member of the National Statistics Board and represents Irish business on a number of fora at EU level. He is a regular commentator on Irish economic trends and Government and international policy issues.

Prior to joining IBEC in 2005, Fergal worked for 5 years as an Economic Consultant with Fitzpatrick Associates, where he delivered a large number of consultancy assignments for a range of public and private sector clients. He also worked as an economist with the Irish Dairy Board. Fergal holds his primary and masters degrees from the University of Limerick.

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