Financial crises have been a regular feature of economic life in advanced countries since the industrial revolution. Towards the end of the twentieth century, however, economists noted that financial crises had become somewhat less common than had been in the nineteenth century. Some conjectured that this might be because we had come to understand macroeconomics and finance better and could, therefore, control our economies better. Whoops! We all know what happened next. And the biggest global financial crisis since the Great Depression was particularly severe in Ireland.

Sarah-Jade Evenden

Commercial and Visitor Experience Officer

Sarah-Jade has extensive experience in running events and gigs in Ireland and abroad. When she’s not looking after corporate clients and visitors to the Science Gallery she can be found recording electronic music in her studio. With extensive expertise in high-profile hospitality, SJ knows how to make people feel welcome and is always at the front of house to help make things happen. She has performed at festivals all over Ireland and to her granny’s delight, once played bass live on The Late Late Show. Talk to Sarah-Jade at



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