Course Details

We have moved from a period of relative economic certainty to one where many businesses face existential challenges whether it come from Covid-induced social distancing, Ukraine war-induced energy price hikes or the transition from ever-falling interest rates to rising rates. This short course will update participants on the main economic implications of Budget 2024 and on the wider economic and investment landscape. The course is aimed at finance professionals who wish to remain abreast of a challenging and fast-moving economic environment so as to remain one step ahead of curious clients! 

Declan McEvoy and Cormac Lucey covers the following topics during this course:

  • The main economic implications of Budget 2024 and of the government’s wider economic policies.
  • Have interest rates topped? 
  • Will there be a recession?
  • The economic outlook for Ireland, the EU and the global economy.
  • Investment market implications.

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CPD Course Speaker

Finance Lecturer & Economics Columnist

Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey teaches finance, at post-graduate level, at the IMI, UCD, TCD and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

He is also a commentator on economic and current affairs both on broadcast media and through his weekly columns with The Sunday Times (Irish edition) and The Times (Ireland).

And he is chairman of the Hibernia Forum, an independent think-tank which promotes the free market, individual liberty and responsible and prudent government.

He served as a special adviser to Michael McDowell when he was Tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) between 2002 and 2007. Cormac previously worked both in industry and in corporate finance in both Ireland and Germany.

Chartered Tax Advisor

Declan McEvoy

An AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and Member of STEP-society of trust and estate practitioners, Declan McEvoy is Head of Tax for IFAC. Declan has extensive experience and expertise in personal and corporate tax planning, estate and succession planning, tax-based investment and financial structuring for family and farm businesses. A leading authority on farm taxation, Declan was co-author of ‘Farming in a Limited Company – is it right for you?’ Declan is also an Irish Tax Institute Registered Tax Consultant and frequently speaks at national seminars and client workshops for professional bodies, farm organisations, banks, farm groups.