Jim Power is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited and conducts economic and financial consultancy projects both in Ireland and overseas. Areas of interest include Housing, Health, Tourism, the Retail Trade, Planning, Regional Economic Development and Agri-Food. He writes a weekly column in the Irish Examiner and contributes to numerous other newspapers and magazines on an occasional basis. He is a board member of Agri-aware, the food awareness body and is Chairperson of Love Irish Food. He is editor of the Friends First ‘Quarterly Economic Outlook’, which has become established as one of Ireland’s leading economic commentaries on the Irish economy.