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FDI in Ireland - A New Strategy and Economic Outlook


IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

Martin Shanahan

Martin Shanahan CEO, IDA Ireland

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming webinar entitled, 'FDI in Ireland: A New Strategy and Economic Outlook' with Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland. 

In this session, Martin will discuss the following key elements:

  • The economic impact of COVID-19 on Ireland’s FDIs.
  • The IDA's strategies for supporting FDI in Ireland.
  • IDA's future plans for investment delivery for FDI in Ireland.
  • The potential for future employment growth in Ireland due to FDI.

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar

Martin Shanahan

Martin Shanahan

CEO, IDA Ireland

Martin Shanahan is CEO of IDA Ireland. Martin is also a Board Member of IDA and Chairman of its Investment Committee. IDA (Industrial Development Agency) is Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. Martin took up this position on 1st September 2014. Martin is an Adjunct Full Professor at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business since September 2019.

Previously, Martin was Chief Executive of Forfás, Ireland’s policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology, and innovation. He also held executive roles in Fáilte Ireland, the tourism development authority. Martin is listed (#6) on the Yahoo Finance/Outstanding 2019 list of top 30 Leading Public Sector LGBT+ Executives.


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services - all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Accenture has been operating in Ireland for over 50 years and employs over 4,500 people.  

Visit the Accenture website for more information.


  • For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Sharon Kirwan, Senior Events and Membership Executive, IoD Ireland.

How to view this webinar

  •  To view this webinar, please register to attend via the below 'Book Now' button.
  •  All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email on Wednesday, 21st April, with a link to where you can access the webinar.
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.

Please note, in advance of this webinar, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please email Sharon Kirwan.

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list.