The Great Debate

Jim Power

Jim is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training for a variety of public and private sector entities. He is Chief Economist to Friends First Group/Aviva Ireland. He was previously Treasury Economist at AIB (1987-1991) and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group (1992-2000).

He is the author of the DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review and Friends First/AvivaIreland Quarterly Economic Outlook. He is a graduate of UCD and lectures part-time on the MSc Management and the MBA at Smurfit School of Business, UCD.

Christopher Paye

Christopher is General Manager of Ireland's most popular recruitment website He started his career in online recruitment as an Account Manager in, progressing to Sales Director in 2012. In 2017, he moved to as General Manager. In 2019,

Christopher plans to work closely with SME’s to help them grow their businesses by providing them with a steady stream of talented and motivated candidates, with tailoring offerings to ISME members.

Jess Kelly

As Technology Correspondent on a busy national radio station, Kelly takes a hands-on look at all the latest gadgets and devices on the market and explains what you need to know. Jess is a Radio and TV Broadcaster. She is Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, hosts Tech Talk on Sunday evenings at 6pm and also joins Pat Kenny every Tuesday on The Pat Kenny Show.

Having worked at Newstalk for the past ten years, Jess’ role has seen her travel across the globe reporting from some of the biggest conferences in the world including; CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Samsung Unpacked in New York City.

Tom Lyons

Tom is Executive Editor of The Sunday Business Post. Lyons was previously Business Editor and Associate Editor in The Sunday Business Post, senior business correspondent with The Irish Times, deputy business editor with The Sunday Independent and business editor of Newstalk.

An award-winning investigative journalist, he is the co-author of two books: ‘The FitzPatrick Tapes, the rise and fall of one man, one bank and one country’ and ‘Fingers, the man who brought down Irish Nationwide.’