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.
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 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.
Kevin Timoney is an Economist. Prior to joining the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council in April 2017, he worked as an Analyst for the NTMA’s Funding and Debt Management unit. He previously worked for the ESRI as a Research Assistant where he was involved in macroeconomic forecasting for the Quarterly Economic Commentary, and in demographic modelling of future demand for higher education in Ireland. He has completed a B.A. (Mod.) in Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin in 2009, a Master’s Degree in International Trade, Finance and Development at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in 2011, and Level I of the CFA Programme in 2016.
Ainhoa Osés Arranz is an Economist and Research Assistant at the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Secretariat in September 2017, she worked in the Spanish Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) as a Research Assistant for a year, with special focus on demographic and pension forecasting. She holds a B.A in Economics from the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao), where she obtained the Extraordinary Prize in Economics, and a MSc in Economics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.