Coming after the Budget, the Irish government will announce details of a National Recovery Plan for Ireland in November, focusing on how best to support the economy in its recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Hosted by ACCA’s Financial Services Panel Chair, Maura O’Neill, the webinar will be joined by two leading experts Eilis Quinlan, ISME National Council member, and Dermot O'Leary, Chief Economist Goodbody, who will discuss how this can be achieved.
EILIS QUINLAN F.C.C.A. Dip IoD C Dir.
Eilis became a Fellow of the ACCA in 1993 and has been a proud and active member ever since, previously Chairing the ACCA Ireland Practitioners Panel and is a member of the ACCA SME and Tax Global Forums. Eilis also represents ACCA Ireland on Accountancy Europe’s SME and VAT Task Forces.
Eilis runs her Accountancy and Auditing firm, in Kildare for over twenty-five years and last year won the ‘Best Small Practice of the Year’ at the Irish Accountancy Awards and was also awarded ACCA Accountant of the year 2019.
Eilis is also a Chartered Director and holds a Dip IoD, is an Accredited Commercial Mediator, and is also a member of MENSA.
Dermot O'Leary, Chief Economist with Goodbody Stockbrokers
Dermot O'Leary is Chief Economist with Goodbody Stockbrokers, a position he has held since November 2004. Dermot is responsible for the economic output of the research department. This role entails providing commentary and analysis for a large range of domestic and international clients through regular research reports and briefings. This includes in-depth research on the Irish housing market.
Dermot is also a member of the company’s asset allocation committee. During Ireland’s adjustment program with the EU/IMF, Dermot was a regular private sector participant in the missions. Dermot is a regular contributor to economic debate in the domestic and international media (cited in the Financial Times, New York Times, Irish Times, among others) and author of a journal paper on deleveraging in Ireland.
In addition to the above, Dermot has been the Number 1 Irish economist in the annual Extel awards for the past five years.