NERI Seminar Dublin: Post Budget Seminar

17 October 2018

Topic:  Responses to Budget 2019

Speakers with biographies:

Michael Taft is a researcher for SIPTU and author of the political economy blog, 'Notes on the Front'.

Dr Sinead Pembroke is a researcher for TASC. Prior to joining TASC, Sinéad was awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) postgraduate scholarship for her PhD, which she completed in 2011 in the Department of Sociology, University College Dublin (UCD). Sinead has since worked as a lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow at both UCD and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on projects related to social justice and health.

Fergal O'Brien is Director of Policy and Public Affairs with Ibec, Ireland’s main business representative organisation. He leads and coordinates the organisation’s activity across a range of business policy issues and public affairs activity. He represents Irish business on a number of fora at both national and EU level and is currently the Chair of BusinessEurope’s Economic Policy Committee; a member of the National Competitiveness Council and a council member of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies. Fergal is a regular commentator on the economy and domestic and international policy issues.

Prior to joining Ibec in 2005, Fergal worked for 5 years as an Economic Consultant with Fitzpatrick Associates, where he delivered a large number of consultancy assignments for a range of public and private sector clients. He also worked as an economist with the Irish Dairy Board. Fergal holds his primary and masters degrees from the University of Limerick.

Time: Tea and coffee from 15:50.  The seminar will commence at 16:00.

Abstract:  The three speakers will each make a brief presentation responding to aspects of Budget 2019.  Subsequently, the discussion will be open to the floor.


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INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

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