ESHSI Annual Conference: Call For Papers


The annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland will be held online, hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway on the 3rd and 4th of December 2021.  

The K. H. Connell memorial lecture will be given by David Dickson, on ‘Ireland and the Caribbean in the eighteenth century’.  

Papers of 20 minutes duration on all aspects of the economic and social history of Ireland are welcome.  

Please send proposals for papers to Niall Ó Ciosáin ( by September 20th, 2021.  

Proposals should include an abstract of 100-250 words and full contact details. 

Economic Recovery Plan

Details of the Economic Recovery Plan are available here.

New Vacancy: Lecturer in Economics (2) in UL

Lecturer below the bar in Economics (2 positions)

Department of Economics, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Contract Type: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University’s Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Tenure Track Academic Staff

Salary Scale: €40,599 – €55,818 p.a.

Informal enquiries regarding this post may be directed to:
Professor Eoin Reeves
Department of Economics
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 17th June 2021.
Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

For further details see website.

Fiscal Council Webinar

The Fiscal Council will hold a Webinar on its 20th Fiscal Assessment Report on Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 2pm Dublin time.

This also marks ten years of the Fiscal Council being in existence in Ireland.

The report looks at the Government’s medium-term projections and highlights some key issues around its plans for the post-Covid environment.

You can register for the webinar at:

The report will be available online at

NERI: No one should use the Covid budget deficit to invent a crisis

Paul Mac Flynn and Tom McDonnell in the Irish Examiner here.