Eddie Casey is Chief Economist and Head of Secretariat. He was seconded to the Council in 2013 and joined as an Economist in 2014. He was previously employed as an Economist in the NTMA and as a Research Assistant in the ESRI and Central Bank of Ireland. His research has primarily focused on macroeconomic analysis/forecasting. Eddie holds first-class honours degrees in M.Sc. Financial Economics and B.A. Economics from UCC and is completing a Ph.D in Economics at UCD.


Niall Conroy is an Economist in the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. He previously worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute, where his work focused on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting. Niall holds first class honours degrees in M.A. (Economics) and B.A. (Economics and Mathematical Studies) from UCD.



Andrew Kennedy joined the Secretariat as a Research Assistant in September 2015. He holds both first-class honours BA (Economics and History) and M.Econ.Sc degrees from UCC. His Master’s thesis examined the effects of interest rates on consumption dynamics in Ireland. Andrew’s research interests include the housing market and macroeconomic forecasting.



Kate Ivory joined the Secretariat as a Research Assistant in January 2017.  She joined the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council on secondment from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, where she worked in the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES). She holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and is completing a M.Sc. in Economics at Trinity College Dublin.


Alan Dalton

Alan Dalton is the Administrator and Secretary to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, having joined in January 2017. Previously, Alan was the National Disability Authority’s Facilities Management and Finance Coordinator. Before that, he was the National Disability Authority’s Accessibility Development Advisor. Alan holds a B.Eng and M.Eng from Dublin City University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management from the Institute of Public Administration.