Dermot O’Leary is Chief Economist with Goodbody Stockbrokers, a position he has held since November 2004. He is responsible for the economics output of the research department, providing analysis and opinion to a large range of domestic and international clients. During Ireland’s adjustment programme with the EU/IMF, he was a regular private sector participant in the missions. He is a regular contributor to economic debate in the domestic and international media (cited in the Financial Times, New York Times, Irish Times, among others). He has been the Number 1 Irish economist in the annual Extel awards for the past five years.