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Colm O’Regan

Colm O’Regan is a critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, columnist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Cork News and has written for The Irish Times and BBC Online Magazine. He is a regular contributor on Irish radio and on the BBC World Service. His stand-up has also featured on RTÉ’s Late Late Show and Comedy Central. His series of books on Irish Mammies has been a huge success  and his Twitter account @irishmammies has more that 214,000 followers. His latest book Bolloxology is already a best-seller.

Shows

Brexit: Could England’s Difficulty be Ireland’s Opportunity?

Watergate Theatre

The Brexit vote in June was one of the political shocks of the decade. The British Prime Minister is taking a hard line and the EU establishment wants to punish the UK as a warning to others who might ruin the European project. How will this all play out once Teresa May presses the nuclear […]

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Tax Man Away: Irish-based Multinationals Versus the EU

Watergate Theatre

Napoleon once said “to govern is to choose”. After the Apple case, does the Irish government have to make a choice between American money or European morals – or is there a ‘third way’? This summer, the European Commission shocked the world with a ruling that Ireland had broken state aid rules in its tax […]

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Mobocracy! Is Populism the Result of Blinkered Economics?

Cleere's Theatre Bar

Across the Western world, trust in politicians is at an all time low and the principles of representative democracy are being undermined. Into this vacuum have arrived populist leaders promising to take on and root out the “establishment”. How have the economic policies of the last 20 years led to this new form of politics […]

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Syria: The Front Line of a Global Economic War

Hole in the Wall

It has been the deadliest conflict of the 21st century involving an internal civil war and proxy wars between Shia and Sunni Muslim factions and between US-led forces and Russian forces. But what are the economic factors behind the Syrian war? What happened when a drought in 2007 forced millions of people into the cities […]

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Economic Consequences of The Donald

The Set Theatre

Chaired by David McWilliams The world has changed, and changed profoundly. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United Stated. Financial Markets rallied, liberals cried, nativists cheered and the world held its breath.  But what exactly will a Trump presidency look like? What will Trump’s America mean for economics, politics, finance and you? […]

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Designing a unique Digital Proposition for Kilkenny’s Economy

The Set Theatre

Kilkenny is a medieval city but is our digital economy still in the dark ages? A unique digital proposition is important to a city with historical culture, quirks and characteristics. Kilkenny’s past is as important as its future. Across the world’s cities local digital hubs are taking root and emerging in refurbished bakeries, old train […]

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Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

The Set Theatre

Fancy a masterclass in economic psychology? Every wonder why you’re such a sucker for advertising? Why do we make elementary mistakes choosing pensions, mortgages, insurance schemes or even shopping for flights? Some of the biggest and best minds in their field assemble for a masterclass in behavioural economics. This will save you money!  

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