George Lee to Return to Public Stage in UL Lecture

Former Fine Gael TD George Lee is set to make his return to the public stage tomorrow when he speaks at a seminar in the University of Limerick.

The former RTE economics editor was elected to as a TD in Dublin-South after topping the poll in a by-election last summer. However, in a move which prompted a massive media storm he quit politics nine months later, saying that he had had “virtually no influence or input into shaping Fine Gael’s economic policies at this most critical time”.

According to the University of Limerick, in his speech Lee will call for a lowering of corporation tax to 10pc to attract inward investment into the Irish economy and more tax breaks to rejuvenate the country’s construction sector, the Irish Independent reports.

Lee will also say Ireland is too compliant in its relationship with the EU and that the country does not always have to play by Brussels’ rules, the paper says.

The former FG TD will be the final speaker in University of Limerick’s ‘Investigating Current Issues in Irish Journalism’ seminar series.

The theme of his lecture is ‘Ireland’s Economic Collapse: Where to Now?’ and his speech will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.