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Andrew McDowell, Enda Kenny’s former economics guru, is now vice president of the European Investment Bank

9th October, 2016
Andrew McDowell, economist and vice president of the European Investment Bank Picture: Fergal Phillips

For five years, economist Andrew McDowell worked at the heart of Enda Kenny’s two very different governments. He is described by various people who have worked with him as “the Taoiseach’s brains” and a “walking policy machine”.

But just as the minority government he helped put together was bedding down earlier this year, McDowell was nominated by the government to take up a role as vice president...

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