Course Details

We have moved from a period of relative economic certainty to one where many businesses face existential challenges whether it come from Covid-induced social distancing, Ukraine war-induced energy price hikes or the transition from ever-falling interest rates to rising rates. This short course will update participants on the main economic implications of Budget 2023 and on the wider economic and investment landscape. The course is aimed at finance professionals who wish to remain abreast of a challenging and fast-moving economic environment so as to remain one step ahead of curious clients! 

In this webinar, Cormac Lucey and Naomi Butler will discuss the following:

  • The main economic implications of Budget 2023 and of the government’s wider economic policies.
  • Have interest rates bottomed and are they set to rise inexorably from here? 
  • The economic outlook for Ireland, the EU and the global economy.
  • Investment market implications.

By attending this session, you will be fully up-to-date and conversant with clients about the economic outlook we are all facing and if its investment implications.

This session will be of most interest to all financial professionals and to non-finance staff curious to understand what’s happening in the economy. 

CPD Course Speaker


Naomi Butler

Naomi is a member of our technical support team, providing advice on all tax heads in response to queries submitted through our Knowledge Hub Platform. In addition, as a speaker for OmniPro CPD events, she creates content and presents on a variety of taxation topics.

A Chartered Tax Advisor, Naomi trained and worked in practice since 2004. She progressed from trainee up to Head of Tax Compliance and Personal Tax Manager. Naomi has a range of experience overall tax heads with a strong understanding of personal taxes and payroll. Naomi also lectures in taxation for both CPA and Accounting Technicians Ireland through Griffith College.


Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey teaches finance, at post-graduate level, at the IMI, UCD, TCD and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

He is also a commentator on economic and current affairs both on broadcast media and through his weekly columns with The Sunday Times (Irish edition) and The Times (Ireland).

And he is chairman of the Hibernia Forum, an independent think-tank which promotes the free market, individual liberty and responsible and prudent government.

He served as a special adviser to Michael McDowell when he was Tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) between 2002 and 2007. Cormac previously worked both in industry and in corporate finance in both Ireland and Germany.