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IoD Evening Briefing - Economic Update 2018

21 Mar Cormac Lucey, Lecturer in Finance & Media Commentator 17:00 - 18:30 Free to IoD Members Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey, Lecturer in Finance & Media Commentator

IoD Evening Briefing - Economic Update 2018

21 March 2018 5:00pm

The Irish economy has recovered strongly in the years following 2011, however it will face several challenges in 2018:

  • Tightening central bank policy as interest rate rises replace quantitative easing at a time when the current global recovery is already long in the tooth and global asset prices are at all-time highs;
  • Brexit negotiations between the UK Government and the EU that may have a greater impact on the Irish economy than any other economy given the country’s geographic status as an island behind an island;
  • Continuing pressure on our highly successful low-corporate-tax-rate model from the EU, the OECD and US tax reform;
  • The denouement of the North Korean crisis at the end of which either Kim Jong-un must give up his nuclear weapons or the USA must accept the nuclear status of the world’s worst human rights violator

This briefing will examine prospects for the Irish economy in the light of these challenges.


Registration will take place from 5.00pm with the briefing beginning at 5.15pm sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.

Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

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Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey

Lecturer in Finance & Media Commentator

Cormac Lucey is a chartered accountant based in Dublin who teaches finance. He is also a frequent media commentator who contributes weekly columns to The Sunday Times and The Times (Ireland editions). He is chairman of Hibernia Forum, an independent advocacy group dedicated to the principles of a free market, individual liberty and responsible and prudent Government. He previously worked in industry and in corporate finance both in Ireland in Germany and in government as a ministerial advisor. He is the author of 'Plan B', a book that urges Ireland to exit the euro.


Mazars is one of the leading professional services firms in Ireland. Services include audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. With 400 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, Mazars Ireland is part of an integrated partnership with over 20,000 professionals in 86 countries.

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