Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Ireland“Brian Lucey, TCD’s finance professor, has caught the spirit of the moment with his easy-to-digest robust criticism of the banking sector, the unions and Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan. Lucey has taken some flak for his opinions, but he’s willing to put up rather than shut up. In the last year, the voices of economists have become as familiar to Irish listeners as the weather team at Met Éireann. Alan Ahearne’s dry tone, Colm McCarthy’s arch Dublinese and Morgan Kelly’s descending scold have become part of the media soundscape. The Kerry lilt of Brian Lucey is lending a new cadence to the tune. Lucey’s star has risen with the downfall of the banks, as producers and editors leap on his applied, forthright approach to punditry …” (more)

[Irish Times, 31 March]

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