Professor Paul Donnelly, DIT College of Business, appointed to National Economic and Social Council

28 May 2018

Established in 1973, the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) advises the Taoiseach on strategic policy issues relating to sustainable economic, social and environmental development in Ireland. The 28 Council members are representatives of business and employers’ organisations, trade unions, agricultural and farming organisations, community and voluntary organisations, and environmental organisations, as well as heads of Government departments and independent experts.

On May 23rd,Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, appointed Prof. Paul Donnelly (DIT College of Business, School of Marketing), along with Ms. Sinead O'Flanagan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Prof. Eleanor Denny (Trinity College Dublin)  and Prof. Geraint Ellis (Queens University, Belfast) as Independent Members to the NESC

The composition of the NESC Council means that it plays an important and unique role in bringing different perspectives from civil society together with Government, which helps the Council to analyse the challenges facing Irish society and to develop a shared understanding among its members of how to tackle these challenges.

The Council also works at international level with the national economic and social councils of other EU member states and is a member of AICESIS, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions.


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