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Contact Steffen Schulz, European Commission Representation in Ireland
01-634-1111

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European Commission


The Economic Challenges Facing Ireland

The European Commission Representation in Ireland supported a special one day conference in Galway for social media practitioners entitled "Challenges facing the Irish Economy ".

The conference on 24 March 2012 was aimed particularly at social media practitioners and brought together journalists, academics and business people with an interest in web-based technologies to look at some of the complex issues facing Ireland's economy.

Some well-known economists kicked off the discussions:

Professor John McHale
Professor and Head of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Presentation: The fiscal challenge and the macroeconomic picture
Presentation Slides
Video

Dr Aidan Kane
Lecturer in economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Presentation: The banking crisis
Presentation Slides
Video

Seamus Coffey
Lecturer in economics at the University College Cork
Presentation: The sustainability of Irish debt
Presentation Slides
Video

Ronan Lyons
Economist at daft.ie, DPhil candidate at Balliol College, Oxford & adjunct lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin
Presentation: The Irish property market
Presentation Slides
Video

Panel Discussion: Professor McHale, Dr Kane, Seamus Coffey
Video


Margaret E. Ward, financial journalist and author hosted the conference.

We would like to thank everyone involved, particularly the speakers and host, who kindly gave their time.

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