Shared Island: 'Cross-border trade in services' and 'Enhancing the attractiveness of the island of Ireland to high-value foreign direct investment'

This event will launch two ESRI reports: ‘Cross-border trade in services’ and ‘Enhancing the attractiveness of the island of Ireland to high-value foreign direct investment’.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD will launch these reports. 

This research is part of a joint research programme between the Department of Taoiseach’s Shared Island Unit and the ESRI on the economic and social opportunities from increased cooperation on the Shared Island.

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Programme

11:00-11:05

Welcome address

Prof Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI 

11:05-11:20

Launch

Leo Varadkar TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

11:20-12:00

Presentation of main findings

Prof Martina Lawless, Research Professor, ESRI

Prof Iulia Siedschlag, Associate Research Professor, ESRI

12:00-12:20

Discussion with invited panellists

Dr Eoin Magennis (Senior Economist, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre) and TBC. 

12:20-12:45

Q&A

Prof Martina Lawless (ESRI), Prof Iulia Siedschlag (ESRI) and Prof Nigel Driffield (University of Warwick)