Jim O'Leary – Keynote Speaker

One of Ireland's leading economic commentators

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Specialist Subjects

  • Economics
  • Stocks


  • English


Jim O’Leary is one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators. His previous roles include: lecturing in economics at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth; writing a regular economics column for the Irish Times; and Senior Economoic Adviser to the Department of Finance.


From 1987 to 2001, he was Chief Economist at Davy Stockbrokers, Ireland’s largest stockbroking firm. He had an almost unbroken record as Best Economist for more then a decade in the annual Finance magazine rankings.


Jim O’Leary has written extensively on Irish economic policy and performance and is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes.


Jim O’Leary was economics advisor to two Irish Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) and has served on the boards of several public sector entities, including the National Statistics Board and Aer Lingus, the state-owned airline. He is a non-executive director of Allied Irish Banks Group plc and of Gresham Hotels plc.

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