Central Bank economist to conduct Paddy Ryan memorial lecture in GMIT

It has been announced that Mr Lars Frisell, director of economics at the Central Bank of Ireland, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Paddy Ryan Memorial Lecture in GMIT. The special lecture, which will be held on Tuesday December 11 in Theatre 1000, will recognise Paddy Ryan’s role as former mayor and alderman of Galway City, and honorary memory of the Galway Chamber. As part of the Amicable Society he welcomed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy to Galway during his tenure.

The Paddy Ryan Memorial Lecture was initiated by the Galway Chamber in

association with the two third level colleges in Galway, NUI Galway, and GMIT. Mr Ryan was born in Shop Street in 1920. In conjunction with the functions he performed as the Alderman and in the Galway Chamber, he also held a doctor of law degree from NUI Galway as well as being the chairman of the Galway Races committee, oyster festival, rotary club, and Tidy Towns.

Following on from the commemorative lecture, Mr Frisell will be presented with a specially commissioned medallion designed by artist and sculptor Padraic Reany. Announcing details of the public lecture today, GMIT President Michael

Carmody says: “GMIT is very pleased to host the Paddy Ryan Memorial

Lecture as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. I would like to

invite all member of the public to attend this event to hear Mr Frisell

deliver what I am sure will be a very stimulating lecture on the

situation facing the Irish economy.”

Galway Chamber president, Declan Dooley says: “Galway Chamber is

delighted to partner with GMIT in hosting the Paddy Ryan Memorial

Lecture in this, the 40th year of the Institute. At a time when business

is facing significant challenge we look to business leaders to inspire

and to take decisive action to influence our future. Paddy Ryan's

contribution to both business and public service is such an


NUI Galway president, Dr Jim Browne says: “NUI Galway is very proud

to be associated with the Paddy Ryan Memorial Lecture, which celebrates

Paddy Ryan’s lifetime of public service. I look forward to the

forthcoming lecture by Lars Frisell, which promises to be a most

insightful perspective on the current global economic situation.”


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