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In his address, Danny McCoy highlighted the role of Ireland’s business model in the transformation of the Irish economy, to one of the most prosperous and globalised countries in the European Union. Mr McCoy argued that Ireland’s business model has been the result of seven decades of tactical policy planning and implementation and he will outline the current priorities of the Irish business model, which include the best international practice in taxation and the development of substantial intellectual capital and intangible assets.


About the Speaker:

Danny McCoy is CEO at Ibec, the group that represents Irish business. Prior to joining Ibec he was a Senior Research Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and an economist in the Central Bank of Ireland. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. Mr McCoy is a regular contributor in the print and broadcast media and has written columns for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Irish Times among other international newspapers. The Irish Times recently described him as one of the ‘50 people who runs Ireland’.