Senior Cycle Economics



Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Economics Site. The PDST Economics team incorporates Economics in providing high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils/students. The site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional developments provided by the PDST. Please feel free to browse through the sections. 


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Economics Resources 

Economics Resources



Economics - New Specification Professional Learning Community 


The purpose of this professional learning community is


· To provide a forum for teacher collaboration for the enactment of the new Leaving Certificate Economics Specification. This will include the sharing of good practice in teaching and

learning and resource development

· To provide an opportunity for teachers to discuss supporting students in conducting effective research and other issues highlighted in National Seminar Day 3.


Please circulate to all Leaving Certificate Economics teachers in your school.

Please bring along your copy of the specification and research guidelines and a fully charged device (laptop or tablet).



Economics New Specification Resources



Economics Webinars

The focus of this webinar is:


- reinforcing the key messages of National Seminar Day 1

- advice for teachers for Sept 2019

- input by Dr Brian O'Boyle Phd Economics and lecturer St Angela's, Sligo 


Please find the Webinar Link  ttps://  


We are delighted to inform you that the latest in our series of webinars in support of the Leaving Certificate Economics Specification is now live on the following link for you to view This webinar features Dr John Considine of University College Cork focusing on historical periods described in strand one of the specification and how they relate to the other strands of study in the specification.


There is a document available at the following link where you can access the sources discussed in this webinar


A feedback form has been made available at the following link for you to provide feedback on this webinar which would be greatly appreciated:







Click here to download a copy of this year's Competition flyer


The Permission Slip 2020

Click here to find details of previous Young Economist of the Year competitions




YEOTY Professional Development Day for Teachers 











Resources for Economists, Economics Teachers and Students of Economics


Research: How to, Citations, Fact checking and Questions 



Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet


Click here to find the 2019 Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet




New - Business Website


A new online resource for teachers and students of Leaving Certificate Business and Economics .


For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. 

Follow this link to our online school based support application form


For Additional Support


The Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) also provide continuing professional development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support the Business suite of subjects. Log onto:





Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Economics and is  based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath.  Esther can be contacted by phone on 046 9078382. The e-mail address for Economics is [email protected]