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Economic, Property and Political Update 2024

The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

IoD Briefing Series: Designed for Directors, sponsored by Accenture

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Please note this event is now booked out. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact the Events Team. We will try our best to get you a place if space allows.


Learn the latest economic, property and political trends at this in-person event in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday, 8th February 2024.

Guest speakers include Marian Finnegan, Managing Director, Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group, and Jim Power, Economist and Media Commentator and the discussion will be moderated by Nick Mulcahy, Editor - Business Plus Magazine.

The event will address key 2024 domestic and international, economic, and political trends, including the impact of the property market, the upcoming elections of two G7 countries, US and UK, as well as the local and EU elections. The event will provide key insights and experts for members, as well as ample networking opportunities.

This event is part of the IoD Briefing Series: Designed for Directors, sponsored by Accenture.

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members.

Marian Finnegan

Marian Finnegan

Managing Director, Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group

Marian Finnegan is Managing Director of Sherry FitzGerald Residential & Advisory. Marian has been at the forefront of Sherry FitzGerald for over 20 years.  She was the first economist appointed to a property company in Ireland, when she established their Research arm in 1996. Subsequently Marian was appointed Chief Economist and Director of Research for Sherry FitzGerald.  This role involved monitoring and analysing economic and property indicators in the domestic and international markets.

In 1998, Marian joined the board of Sherry FitzGerald Group and in 2019 was appointed Managing Director of Sherry FitzGerald Residential Marian has a unique blend of skills across many areas - people, strategy and leadership. She has helped shape Sherry FitzGerald and understands the property market and our business strategy.  She is a regular contributor in the Irish and international media and one of the most highly regarded commentators in the industry. Marian holds an Master of Arts in Economics.

Jim Power

Jim Power

Economist and Media Commentator

Jim Power has worked as an economist in the private sector for over 35 years. He is owner manager of Jim Power Economics, an economic and financial consultancy, which he set up in 2009. He was previously Treasury Economist at AIB (1987-1991), Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group (1992-2000) and Chief Economist Friends First Group (2000 to 2018). He is a board director of Love Irish Food, BMW Financial Services,  and Arboretum Garden Centre. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. He successfully completed the Institute of Directors Diploma examinations in Company Direction in 2022.  He teaches on the Executive MBA and the Full-Time MBA at Smurfit Business School, UCD. 

In February 2021, Jim and Chris Johns launched their own Podcast ‘The Other Hand’, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcasts hosts. He lives in Dublin and is a native of Waterford. He comes from a farming background. 

Nick Mulcahy

Nick Mulcahy

Editor, Business Plus

Nick Mulcahy is Editor of Business Plus, Ireland’s leading business magazine and website.

He has been involved in business journalism in Ireland for over 40 years, with a focus on enterprise, entrepreneurs and the economy.

Is this eligible for CPD? 

  • Dimension Covered: Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • Eligible Hours: 1 hour of Chartered Director CPD

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body. 

How do I attend? 

To reserve your space, click the ‘Book Now’ button.  Once registered, we’ll send an email to confirm your booking with the option to add the event to your calendar. 

The event will take place in The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

Want to connect with fellow members?  

Before the event, you will receive a list of the names and companies of all the attendees. 

Take the opportunity to connect. 

•    Reach out via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group.
•    Email the Events team we will make this happen on your behalf. 

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list. Photography will also be taken at the event for marketing and promotional purposes. For further information, please contact the Communications team

Get in touch with Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland. 


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