The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June. It is hosted by the Department of Finance and 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. National Economic Dialogue 2017 Final Programme.
Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI, will chair the whole event for the third year, kicking off the opening session at 9.30am on Wednesday. The opening address will be given by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D.
Professor Kieran McQuinn, ESRI, will give a presentation on the macroeconomic outlook, which will take place at 9.45am on Wednesday.
Professor Edgar Morgenroth, ESRI, will act as rapporteur on the breakout session “Budgeting for a Changing Ireland”, chaired by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe T.D.
Professor Seamus McGuinness, ESRI, will act as rapporteur on the breakout session “Productivity, Competitiveness and Investment in a Changing Global Environment”, chaired by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald T.D.
Dr Adele Whelan, ESRI, will act as rapporteur on the breakout session “Delivering Future Skills Needs”, chaired by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D.
Video of the National Economic Dialogue
A video of proceedings at the National Economic Dialogue is available to view here.
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