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Download the audio podcast from Michael Noonan’s speech here.

Download the audio podcast from Michel Servoz’s speech here.

Download the audio podcast from the Panel Discussion here.

Download the audio podcast from the Q&A here.

About the Seminar:  

Michael Noonan T.D., the Minister for Finance, delivered the keynote address at the seminar, followed by Michel Servoz, Director General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.

A panel discussion followed, featuring Rowena Dwyer, Chief Economist at the Irish Farmers Association and Paul Ginnell, Policy Officer at the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland and Chair of EAPN’s EU Inclusion Strategies Group. Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent at RTÉ News, chaired the event and Q&A session.

The European Commission published the 2017 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) on 22 May 2017 and the seminar provided an opportunity to discuss the CSRs for Ireland and Europe in the context of the increased focus on ensuring that economic growth is inclusive and benefits all members of society.


The 2017 CSRs for Ireland are available here.