Course Details

This course is aimed at finance professionals working within SMEs and their professional advisers who wish to remain up to date on the turbulent economic environment facing them, including:

  • Practising accountants who are advising clients on corporate finance matters
  • Accountants who are trusted advisors to the family business
  • Accountants in business who wish to get up to speed on corporate finance topics
  • Advisors who wish to gain fresh ideas for finance options and company valuations


Cormac Lucey will cover the following areas during this session:

  •  What are the key factors influencing the Irish economy?
  • What will happen inflation in 2023?
  • How far will interest rates keep rising this year? Is it a good time to fix my mortgage rate?
  • Will recession hit the Irish economy?
  • When asset values are so high, where can I safely invest?
  • What are the most likely scenarios to unfold beyond 2023?


Participants will gain an understanding of current economic developments and be able to apply this in practice.

CPD Course Speaker


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.