The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June, hosted by the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The objective of the dialogue is to facilitate open discussions on the competing economic and social priorities facing the Government. Representatives from the Oireachtas, business, unions, research institutes, the academic community, voluntary and environmental groups and the diaspora have been invited.
Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI, will chair the event for a second year. Alan will open proceedings on Monday at 9.30am, followed by welcoming remarks by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.
Professor Kieran McQuinn, ESRI, will give a presentation on the macroeconomic outlook, which will take place at 9.45am on Monday.
Professor Edgar Morgenroth, ESRI, will act as rapporteur on the breakout session on sustainable Infrastructure on Monday, chaired by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD.
The session is to be live streamed. Further details are available on the Department of Finance website here.
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