O'Brien joins top team of economic writers
Dan O'Brien is joining the Independent group, where he will be writing for both the Irish Independent and the 'Sunday Independent'.
The highly regarded economist will write a weekly column in Friday's business section on economic issues, as well as contributing topical analysis to the newspaper throughout the week. In the 'Sunday Independent', his column will cover national, European and international affairs. He will also contribute weekly observations to our digital news platforms.
Dan is currently chief economist at the Institute for International and European Affairs and adjunct senior research fellow at University College Dublin.
A former economics editor of 'The Irish Times', he also spent more than a decade as senior editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, which is part of 'The Economist' magazine.
Dan is author of 'Ireland, Europe and the World: Writings on a New Century' and last year he received the inaugural alumni achievement award at the UCD Smurfit School business journalist awards.
He joins a host of insightful economics commentators at our titles including Brendan Keenan, Richard Curran, Colm McCarthy and Stephen Kinsella.
Please visit independent.ie to see a message from Dan to readers.