Finalists in Generation Euro economics competition

Pictured above, left to right, Keith Hannigan (Economics teacher), Edward Donovan,  Annraoi Collins, Alice O’Gorman, Aisling McGovern.

Congratulations to our 5th year economics team, who have successfully made it through to the national final of the Generation €uro Students Award for 2016/2017.

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is Ireland’s leading economics competition for transition and 5th year students, and is run by the Central Bank of Ireland in association with the European Central Bank.

The team were one of three teams selected from over 350 entries nationwide to participate in the national final.  As part of their project, the students had to analyse economic conditions and determine what they believe to be the appropriate interest rate for the euro area. Assignments were then assessed anonymously by a panel of economists at the Central Bank of Ireland

The national final will take place at the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday 3 March 2017, where teams will present their finding to a panel of senior economists at the Central Bank.

The winning team and teacher will then travel to the ECB in Frankfurt for an award ceremony where they will meet ECB President Mario Draghi and the winning teams from across Europe.

A big congratulations to all involved. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish the team every success in the final!