Ireland in 2018 Event - A Debate on What the Future Holds

2018 will be a key year for Ireland. Developments, both global and closer to home will have a significant bearing on how Irish society and economy will fare over the next decade. On the world stage, the progress of the EU project, U.S. economical fiscal policy and Brexit all loom large.

Closer to home, the role of FDI in our economy, our national debt, infrastructure, and the development of key sectors such as Agri-business, Financial Services and Technology will underpin our prosperity.  Alongside economics, as a society we are challenged by the legacy of austerity policies impacting public services, housing, and our capacity for development.

The Mazars Partners are delighted to have two of Ireland’s leading economists, Jim Power and Danny McCoy, to debate the opportunities and challenges for Ireland in 2018 and beyond.  Please join us for what will be an engaging and thought-provoking discussion.


Jim Power

Jim is owner-manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training for a variety of public and private sector entities. Jim is Chief Economist to Friends First Group and was previously Treasury Economist at AIB (1987-1991) and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury (1992-2000). He is the author of the SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Industry Review and Friends First Quarterly Economic Outlook. Jim is also Chairman of Love Irish Food and investment firm Three Rock Capital, and he is a Board Member of Agri-Aware. Jim also lectures on the MSc Management at Smurfit School of Business, UCD.


Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy is Chief Executive Officer of Ibec, a post he assumed in July 2009. Prior to joining Ibec he was a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. Danny has been a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD. He is a member of the Irish National Competitiveness Council and the Export Trade Council.





Date: Thursday, the 23rd of November
Times: Drinks reception at 6.30 pm - The Debate at 7.15 pm - Networking & refreshments at 8.30pm
Venue: The Medley, Fleet Street East, Dublin 2
RSVP: Register now to attend this event by emailing or register below.