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Stephen Kinsella Imagines Opportunities & Threats Ahead for Limerick

Stephen Kinsella Imagines Opportunities & Threats Ahead for Limerick

Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics at UL, will encourage attendees at a Network Ireland Limerick event to change their mindset about land as he sets out the opportunities and threats for our city and region in 30 years time. Organised in association with Limerick Chamber Skillnet, the event will take place on Wednesday 24 October in the Savoy Hotel, Limerick.

The renowned economist will pose vital questions about some of the choices we’re making or not making today and their potential implications on how we will live in the future.

Speaking about the upcoming event, Professor Kinsella, said, “Limerick is changing very rapidly. Imagine a Limerick City with 500,000 people living in the city. What might that look like in 2050? What changes in population, in the structure of the economy, in the ways people live, might we expect? What can we do to get ready for this possible future? I will consider these issues at the event and what might happen if we make the wrong choices now. For one, we need we need to change how we think about land.”

Valerie Murphy, President of Network Limerick, said “This will be a thought-provoking event where attendees will be encouraged to question the status quo, pay more attention to some of the policies that are being enforced and play an active role in shaping our future. We’re delighted to be hosting this event in association with Limerick Chamber Skillnet.”

About the Speaker:

Stephen Kinsella is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Stephen is an award-winning weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post.

About Network Ireland Limerick:

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 12 branches through the country. 

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

Network Ireland Limerick is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices in Limerick.  The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.  

AIB is a partner with Network Ireland and supports the organisation at both a national and regional level.


This event is FREE to attend. Tickets available on or 

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