Growing Apart - Issues for Ireland arising from Brexit
Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017 - 7.45am
Venue: The Economist, James's Street, London
At this breakfast briefing for graduates based in London Professor John Fitzgerald explored the possible consequences resulting from Brexit. Trinity College is extremely grateful to Rupert Pennant Rea (Chairman of The Economist) for hosting this event at this this iconic building before The Economist moves to a new location in summer 2017.
John FitzGerald is an Adjunct Professor in Economics at Trinity College Dublin and former research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). He is currently a member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and of the Independent Expert Panel established in 2014 by the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is President of the Association d’Instituts Européens de Conjoncture Économique and of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. In the past he has served as a member of the National Economic and Social Council and of the board of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation.
The buildings are widely recognised as one of the great triumphs of 1960s architecture, carefully designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, the leading figures of the new avant-garde of the 1950s. The modest development based on the tower and plaza format, achieves rare elegance and structural logic, while showing great consideration for its sensitive location amongst the 18th Century streets of London’s St. James. Despite the radical proposals for buildings put forward by its architects throughout the post-war era, it is this rather conservative building that is their greatest legacy in the city.