Killarney Economic Conference

“The shockwaves of Brexit are already being felt throughout the Irish economy… but what has yet to come?”

Exclusive to Irish Times subscribers, live streaming of the inaugural Killarney Economic Conference 2018. The conference will focus on Brexit, the challenges it poses for business, the legal issues that will arise, how it will shape future politics and the impact it will have on daily life.

Join our expert speakers from politics, business and academia.

Running Order: Saturday, January 13th

Session 1: LEGAL  (9.00am to 10.30am)

1: George Baur  EFTA
2: Catherine Barnard  Cambridge
3: Gavin Barrett UCD

Each speaker will present for 20 mins, with a 30 Q&A session

Session 2: POLITICS  (11am to 1.30pm)

1: Micheal Martin  Fianna Fail
2: Arlene Foster  DUP
3. Mark Drakeford  Welsh Government
4. Robin Barnett  British Ambassador to Ireland
5. Mike Russell  Scottish Government

Each speaker will present for 25 mins, with a 25 Q&A session

Session 3:  BUSINESS (3pm to 5pm)

1: Mark Kennedy  Mazars
2: John McGrane  British Irish Chamber of Commerce
3: Philip O’Regan  University of Limerick
4: David Clarke  Consultant

Each speaker will present for 25 mins, with a 20 Q&A session

Session 4: OPEN DISCUSSION  (5.30pm to 7pm)

1: Matthew O’Toole  Powerscourt
2: Mary C Murphy  UCC
3: Ursula Kilkelly UCC
4. John Cronin McCann Fitzgerald
5: Jim Gallagher Nuffield College

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When and where?

  • Dates 12th and 13th Jan 2018
  • Time 9am
  • Venue Killarney Convention Centre


Ms. Arlene Foster Democratic Unionist Party Leader

Mr. Michael Russell Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe

Dr. Mark Drakeford Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Prof. Catherine Barnard Professor in EU Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge

Mr. David Clarke Independent Financial Analyst

Prof. Gavin Barrett Professor of EU Law at University College Dublin

Dr. Mary C. Murphy Lecturer in Politics at UCC

Dr. Georges Baur Assistant Secretary General EFTA

Mr. John McGrane Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

Mark Hennessy Panel Chair News Editor The Irish Times

Mr. Mark Kennedy Managing Partner Mazars Ireland

Mr. Matthew O’Toole Former Chief Press Officer Number 10, Downing Street

Mr. Michaél Martin Leader of the Opposition

Prof. Philip O’Regan Dean of the Kemmy Business School University of Limerick

Prof. Ursula Kilkelly Dean of the Law School University College Cork

Dr. William Sheehan Conference Organiser

The Venue

The Killarney Economic Conference will be held at the Killarney Convention Centre on Muckross Road Killarney. Located in close proximity to Killarney train and bus station and Kerry International Airport.