Kilkenomics set to return in November

It’s that time of year again. Greece is on the brink, new taxes and cuts are on the way in Ireland, and the Kilkenomics festival is gearing up to hit Kilkenny.

It’s that time of year again. Greece is on the brink, new taxes and cuts are on the way in Ireland, and the Kilkenomics festival is gearing up to hit Kilkenny.

This year’s festival, returning to the city for its the third year, will be held from November 1-4. The lineup is now being finalised and is due to be announced in the coming weeks.

So far it includes economists and experts Max Keiser, Constantin Gurdgiev, David McWilliams, Megan Greene, Bill Black and Pinchas Landau, plus comedians Barry Murphy, Karl Spain, Neil Delamere – and “many more” of each to be announced.

Billed as “the only festival brave (and foolish) enough to put the best comedians and economists in the world on the same stage,” this year’s festival promises to cover six venues, 24 events, hundreds of questions and thousands of answers.

A Junior Kilkenomics will also be presented for secondary-school students.