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Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal was part of the emergent 1990s comedy scene at Dublin’s legendary International Comedy Club and founding member of the Mr Trellis… Read More
Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy

Barry is co-founder of Apres Match, creator of cult TV shows like The End, Couched, Soupy Norman and, most recently, the critically-acclaimed…

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Bill Black

Bill Black

Kilkenomics regular, ​Bill is an American lawyer, academic, best selling author, and a former bank regulator. He is currently an Associate…

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Caroline Daniel

Caroline Daniel

Caroline is editor of FT Weekend and consulting editor of FT Live. She was previously a researcher for Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon… Read More
Colm McCarthy

Colm McCarthy

Colm is an occasional lecturer at the School of Economics at University College Dublin. He is a graduate of UCD and the University of Essex.…

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Colm O’Regan

Colm O’Regan

Colm is a critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, columnist, broadcaster and bestselling author. His stand-up has featured on RTÉ’s Late… Read More
Constantin Gurdgiev

Constantin Gurdgiev

A regular at Kilkenomics, Constantin lectures in finance at Trinity College, Dublin and UCD and is founding partner with IBRU Venture Capital… Read More
Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey

Cormac is a chartered accountant who has worked in various industrial and corporate finance roles in both Ireland and Germany. He served as a…

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David Hall

David Hall

David was one of the co-founders of New Beginnings in 2010. In July 2012, David and other concerned citizens established the Irish Mortgage… Read More
David McWilliams

David McWilliams

David is co-founder of Kilkenomics and one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators. He was one of the very few to accurately predict…

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David O’Doherty

David O’Doherty

David O’Doherty is the stage name of David O’Doherty: comedian, writer and 1990 East Leinster under 14s triple jump bronze medallist.… Read More
Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre teaches economics, History, English and communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. A former associate of Milton Friedman,…

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Dermot Whelan

Dermot Whelan

Dermot is best-known for presenting RTÉ’s hit show Republic of Telly and has performed at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh…

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Des Bishop

Des Bishop

Not content with mastering his adoptive native language of Irish, Des has been away in China for more than a year now and is home to tell…

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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Diane is a freelance economist and former advisor to the UK Treasury. She is acting chairman of the BBC Trust and was a member of the UK… Read More
Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor has performed at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Galway Comedy Festival, the Best of Irish at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the…

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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

Ellen is founder and president of the Public Banking Institute which is dedicated to the promotion and advocacy of publicly-run banks. She is… Read More
Frank McDonald

Frank McDonald

Frank has been Environment Editor of The Irish Times since 2000 and is also author of several books including The Destruction of Dublin,… Read More
Gerard Stembridge

Gerard Stembridge

Gerard is an author, playwright, screenwriter, director, broadcaster and co-creator of, among many things, the legendary Scrap Saturday… Read More
Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang

 Ha-Joon is a reader in political economy of development at the University of Cambridge. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the…

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Jennifer Rothwell

Jennifer Rothwell

​Jennifer is an established Fashion Designer, Creative director of the Jennifer Rothwell brand and owner of the JRothwell Boutique.…

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Joanne Hynes

Joanne Hynes

​Joanne is a fashion designer, design consultant, stylist, business woman and a mother, who approaches all creative and business projects…

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Karl Spain

Karl Spain

Karl is probably best known in Ireland for his TV series Karl Spain Wants a Woman, which was a major success in that, not only did he get…

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Karl Whelan

Karl Whelan

Karl has been a professor of economics at UCD since 2007. Prior to this he worked for 11 years in central banks: first at the Federal Reserve…

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Kevin Gildea

Kevin Gildea

Kevin is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. A regular reporter and critic on RTÉ’s arts show The Works, Gildea’s comedic style…

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Margot Wasz

Margot Wasz

​Margot Wasz is a Consultant Psychological Analyst. She holds a PhD in Existential Phenomenological Psychotherapy, an MPhil in…

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Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth

Mark is professor of international political economy, faculty fellow of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown…

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Martín Lousteau

Martín Lousteau

Martín is a Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. He was economy minister under President Cristina… Read More
Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop

​Matthew is the Globalisation Editor of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine's US Business Editor and New York Bureau…

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Max Keiser

Max Keiser

Max is an American broadcaster and film-maker. He hosts the Keiser Report on Russia Today and a weekly show about markets and finance on… Read More
Megan Greene

Megan Greene

Megan Greene is the Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence, with a particular focus on Europe. She is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic…

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Michael Booth

Michael Booth

Michael is a journalist and food and travel writer who writes for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveler, Monocle and… Read More
Paul McCulley

Paul McCulley

Paul is the Chief economist at PIMCO, the world's largest bond fund, and fixed income investment advisory firm. He is also chairman of the…

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Peter Antonioni

Peter Antonioni

Kilkenomics regular, Peter is co-author of Economics for Dummies. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford and Birkbeck College, London.…

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Ronan Lyons

Ronan Lyons

Ronan is assistant professor of economics at Trinity College, Dublin where his areas of research include urban economics, housing markets and… Read More
Shawna Scott

Shawna Scott

Shawna owns and operates Sex Siopa, Ireland's first health and design focused sex shop. In the two years since she started, Shawna has won… Read More
Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper

Simon has been working with the Financial Times since 1994. He is the author of several books including Football Against the Enemy (winner of… Read More
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

Sinead is a journalist specialising in consumer and personal finance issues. She is consumer columnist for the Evening Herald and property…

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Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Stephen is a lecturer in economics at the University of Limerick. He is the author of Ireland in 2050: How Will We be Living?; Understanding… Read More
Vikas Nath

Vikas Nath

Kilkenomics regular, Vikas was until recently chief executive of Exotix, an investment bank specialising in frontier markets, which he joined…

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​John Lanchester

​John Lanchester

​John is contributing editor of the London Review of Books, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. He has written four novels,…

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​Sara Burke

​Sara Burke

​Sara is a journalist, author and public policy analyst. She holds a PhD in Health Service Research from Trinity College, Dublin where she…

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​Simon Evans

​Simon Evans

​Simon is an established comedian on the UK circuit and has performed sell-out shows at the Edinburgh festival for more than a decade. He…

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