​AGM NOTICE: 14th September 2016, 7pm


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the JPA, to be held at the Girls school hall on Wednesday 14th September, 2016 at 7 pm for the following purposes;

1. The Chairman’s review

2. To review the income and expenses of the JPA

3. Election of Committee

4. To schedule the next meeting 

5. Any other business


We are very happy to announce that our AGM speaker this year will be renowned economist and Johnstown alumnus David McWilliams.  

Below is the introduction he was given at the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis:

“David McWilliams is an economist, writer, broadcaster and journalist. He worked initially as an economist with the Central Bank of Ireland, the Union Bank of Switzerland and Banque Nationale de Paribas. Since 1999 he has been a broadcaster, writer, economic commentator and documentary maker. He has written four books, writes two weekly economic columns and he has made various documentaries. He has brought a one man economic stand-up show to the stage at the Abbey Theatre. David McWilliams is credited with being one of the first economists to predict a boom in Ireland’s economy and for his predictions of an Irish property bubble building from 2000 to 2007 which would ultimately burst. He was the first to coin the phrase “ghost estates”. In January 2007, David McWilliams was selected as one of 250 young global leaders by the World Economic Forum and he is a regular speaker on the international circuit.”

David has kindly donated his much in demand time and will be speaking to us on Wednesday 14th September.  His wonderful ability to make economics accessible to all and his ability to predict economic trends will make this an unmissable event.  Please join us in welcoming David back to Johnstown!

Many thanks


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