Ruairí Quinn TD is Ireland’s most experienced politician, having been a minister in several Departments, including Finance and more recently Education and Skills. He has announced that he will be retiring from national politics at the next election, due in February, 2016 after four decades in politics.
An architect and town planner, he has worked with Dublin City Council’s social housing department. He worked in private practice with a large commercial architectural practice where he gained a broad knowledge of business and economic development.
He has recently joined Trinity Business School as an adjunct Professor. He is delivering a new module on the MSc Finance programme, the Politics of Public Money (module code: BU 7534) in March 2016. It will describe how the Irish Government funds public tax revenues and public borrowing. It will, with the help of experts, explore the process in detail, and how the system functions over the course of the financial year. A major element is the role of the European Union in this process, as Ireland is a founding member state of the single currency and the Eurozone. The new systems which have been put in place to strengthen the single currency including the European Economic Semester will be described and discussed.
This is a new module and no equivalent is available in any other business school.