Marc Coleman is one of Ireland's foremost economists. As well as being the Economics Editor of Newstalk 106-108FM, he is Economics & Politics Columnist with Sunday Independent and Economics Lecturer on the MBA programme of Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. A former Economics Editor of The Irish Times, he previously held positions with the European Central Bank and the Department of Finance.
He hosts a popular weekly current affairs show on Newstalk with analysis of the week’s top stories, discussion and often heated debate. His programme takes on the usual consensus of establishment opinions and vested interests and gives listeners top priority.
Marc is author of a bestselling book on the Irish economy. His much anticipated second book, “Back from the Brink” will be launched in November 2009. In this confidence inspiring book, Marc will explain the international and national causes of that brought us to the brink and the radical changes needed to pull us back from it. He pulls no punches and this book is a clarion call to revive Ireland’s flagging confidence and sagging will.
A hugely successful and popular speaker, Marc is in big demand on the conference and after dinner circuit. His motivational qualities, expertise and common sense approach to business, economics and current affairs always instills confidence. Marc can assure any audience that our dreams for Ireland’s future are merely delayed, not destroyed.
Marc is available for keynote, after-dinner speeches and strategy sessions.
Confidence in Action event, September 10th 2009, Burlington Hotel Dublin
“Marc Coleman was absolutely brilliant and fascinating. He was encouraging about Ireland present and future and gave us all some information that we can get out there...My own comment would be that Mark Coleman is as very inspirational, energising & engaging speaker who gives everyone food for thought in a very positive way”
Mary Jennings, Mary Jennings & Associates Business Consultants
Irish Insitute of Credit Management conference, Wednesday 24th 2009 Gresham Hotel Dublin
“I continue to be impressed by Marc’s extraordinary insight and understanding of the underlying trends in our economy. His optimistic outlook based on realistic and convincing analysis is inspiring. Deliberately stimulating he certainly gets and deserves your attention.”
Sean MacMahon President Irish Institute of Credit Management
Address to Accenture’s international Financial Services professionals, Wednesday March 11th
“Marc Coleman hit the nail on the head and gave our international business associates a presentation that as both exciting, entertaining and informative”
Speech to the Marketing Institute of Ireland breakfast, Wednesday March 11th 2009
"The event was very successful and I’m still getting great feedback. People really enjoyed his view on the approach we should take".
Cecilia Mc Lernon, Events Administrator, The Marketing Institute of Ireland
Opening speaker and Master of Ceremonies at An Post “Beating the Recession” event with Terry Prone, Ben Dunne and Pearce Flannery in Croke Park February 4th 2009
".'Marc proved to give really great insights into the economy where we stand and where we are going in a realistic and more importantly amusing way. There was a lot of positive feed back from Marc's talk and also how he managed time and the other speakers as acting master of ceremony.”
Emer McDonnell, An Post
Master of Ceremonies and opening speaker at the Barrettstown children camp fundraising event with Pat Cox, Denis O’Brien, Laurence Crowley, Mickey Harte and Jim O’Hara in the Radisson Hotel Stillorgan, February 26th 2009
“The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and was a great success largely due to Marc’s skill, knowledge and humour as Master of Ceremonies. I am delighted to say we raised a great deal of much deserved funds for Barretstown”
Orla Fitzgerald, event organiser.
Presentation on economy to RSA Insurance in Carlton House Hotel, Jan. 22nd 2009
"Insightful and thought provoking presentation. A very refreshing and factual outlook on our economy with a lot of food for thought for our delegates".
David Magee, Marketing Manager, RSA Insurance
Debatewith Tanaiste Mary Coughlan at Crowne Plaza Hotel Business Lunch, October 2008
“In a debate with the Tanaiste, Marc Coleman gave one of the most challenging takes on our economy and on the budget that we have heard. We would strongly recommend him as a guest speaker and hope to have the opportunity of procuring his services again in the future”
David O’Connell – Sales & Marketing Director,Crowne Plaza Dublin-Blanchardstown
MBA Association of Ireland Budget Briefing and AGM, October 2008
"Direct, clear, pulls no punches. If only the political establishment was listening more closely to Marc!"
Andrew-Harbourne Thomas, Honorary Secretary of the Board, MBAAI
European Commission Debate, Displacement: Real or Imaginary?, October 2008
“I very much enjoyed Marc Coleman’s contribution – Marc approached the topic under discussion from a different, thought-provoking angle, which added to the debate considerably.”
Damien Garvey, Q4 Public Relations
Dublin Chambers seminar on Dublin’s economy, April 2008
‘One of those rarities – unlike the many two-handed economists as in “on the one hand and on the other hand” – Marc is prepared to call it as it is”
Ronan King 2007 President of Dublin Chambers
Debate with David McWilliams organized by IICM, May 2008
‘’We had an excellent turnout and response to the Conference, Marc Coleman, one of our Speakers, really did his homework and had all the facts and figures and predictions for the short and medium term outlook for the Irish economy.’’
Declan Flood, Chief Executive, Irish Institute of Credit Management.
YPO debate with Eamonn Ryan, John Waters, Declan Ganley, chaired by John Bowman, September 2008
"Marc's overall contribution to the session - both on economic and other topics - was most valuable and well received by the participants".
Colin Gordon, CEO Glanbia Consumer Foods
Dublin City Council Conference on urban planning, April 2008
"Because of his excellent book The Best is Yet to Come Marc Coleman was an instant choice for our conference on density and height. Marc's input at the conference delivered a considered and thorough analysis of demographic and economic transformation in Ireland both in the past and predicting future trends that provided an important context to the discussion on density and urbanisation"
Lorna Maxwell, Senior Executive Officer, Dublin City Council
Merriman School, August 2008
“At the 2008 Merriman Summer School in Ennis, Marc gave an informed, spirited and wide ranging address that challenged a large audience to look at how Ireland might look in 2041”
Merriman School Cathaoirleach, Doctor Liam O’Dochartaigh
GMIT Presentation to students on Economy, May 2008
“We all found his lecture to be positive and stimulating with a challenge to all to shape a new Ireland based on long-term thinking, good planning and having regard to the infrastructure required for an increasing population at all age levels.’’
Bernard O'Hara, Registrar, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology,
"Marc's talk was excellent, well researched and relevant to the audience. The feedback has been wonderful and he has made a number of fans among our members present."
Declan Flood FIICM, Chief Executive, Irish Institute of Credit Management
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