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Out of the office: Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank chief economist


Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank chief economist

Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank chief economist

Ulster Bank

Richard Ramsey, Ulster Bank chief economist

Is the glass half full or half empty? Half full, glass cracked and sceptical of contents

Culture vulture, sports fanatic or petrol head? Current affairs vulture

Blockbuster, romcom, thriller, musical? Thrillers or comedy

Fiction or non-fiction? Non-fiction is more unbelievable than fiction

Holidays at home or away? Away

My favourite country outside Northern Ireland is... New Zealand

The most dangerous thing I've ever done is... Bungee-jumped off a bridge

How much tea or coffee do you drink in a day? Up to three coffees and two teas per day

I couldn't live without... My wife, kids and i-Phone - but not necessarily in that order

A night in or a night out? Night in - in association with Winemark, Domino's and Xtra-vision

What's your poison? A decent red or white wine, Diet Coke

What's your favourite food? Seafood paella

What I enjoy most about being in business is... No two days are the same

Childhood hero... Sergey Bubka (pole vault world record holder)

If I didn't do my current job I'd be... Bored and not tired. Otherwise some business or political analyst

What would you like your epitaph to be? I never forecasted this

My greatest achievement is... Ireland pole vault champion 1992

Indoor comforts or the outdoor life? Indoor comforts - leather sofa, remote control and gas fire