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# fdi - Monday 21 November, 2016

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country FDI

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

# fdi - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

170 jobs to go at Co Longford factory

Cameron Ireland Ltd has said “with great regret” that manufacturing, assembly and test activities at its Longford plant are “potentially” set to cease.

# fdi - Sunday 2 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really lead the world for skilled labour?

The Taoiseach made an interesting claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# fdi - Sunday 25 September, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have the "highest education" in Europe?

Junior Minister Eoghan Murphy made an effort to impress international viewers on CNBC this week. But did he over-state the case?

# fdi - Monday 19 September, 2016

Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind

Newly-released figures show the vast amount of IDA-supported jobs are created in Dublin.

# fdi - Sunday 4 September, 2016

FactCheck: Is Apple really the "largest taxpayer in Ireland"?

The company’s CEO Tim Cook made the claim this week, and Michael Noonan repeated it. We checked it out.

# fdi - Thursday 1 September, 2016

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# fdi - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

50 jobs for Dublin as Fitbit sets up European headquarters IDA

50 jobs for Dublin as Fitbit sets up European headquarters

The headquarters will be home to the strategic business functions for the region.

# fdi - Friday 26 August, 2016

"Crying, frustration, devastation" - eBay staff react to announcement of Dundalk closure

It’s anticipated that eBay is to close its operations in its Dundalk facility in the second quarter of 2017.

# fdi - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Ireland relies heavily on foreign companies, and right now we’ve nowhere to put them…

There is hardly any vacant office space in Dublin which may put foreign investors off moving here a new report has found.

# fdi - Sunday 5 April, 2015

From Business ETC Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy Migrants

Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy

As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.

# fdi - Monday 16 March, 2015

Poll: Are ministers’ St Patrick’s Day trips worth the money they cost? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are ministers’ St Patrick’s Day trips worth the money they cost?

More than €700,000 was spent between 2011 and 2014 sending ministers on trips for the national holiday. How do you feel about it?

# fdi - Thursday 5 March, 2015

From Business ETC Lack of office space a real headache for companies looking to set up shop New Gaff

Lack of office space a real headache for companies looking to set up shop

And for the office space already there, the price is going keep going up and up.

# fdi - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From Business ETC Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax Watch Out

Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax

This would mean Northern Ireland could match our very attractive 12.5% rate. Let the games begin…

# fdi - Monday 24 November, 2014

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week

Lorraine Higgins is worried that water protests and other incidents will damage Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.

# fdi - Thursday 30 October, 2014

From Business ETC Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did Double Irish

Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did

He has connections, and the IDA uses them.

# fdi - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth? Quick Fix This post contains a poll

Is attracting more foreign companies to Ireland really a recipe for growth?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the benefits and pitfalls of foreign direct investment.

# fdi - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how Richard Bruton plans to create 7,000 jobs a year in multinational companies The More The Merrier

Here’s how Richard Bruton plans to create 7,000 jobs a year in multinational companies

We will be “competing to win”, the Minister said.

# fdi - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Majority of indigenous tech companies expect revenue to grow Bright Future

Majority of indigenous tech companies expect revenue to grow

Over 81 per cent of companies said they were more confident about their business than they were three months ago.

# fdi - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland second to Bermuda as ‘conduit’ for taxable income of US multinationals – IMF staff paper Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as ‘conduit’ for taxable income of US multinationals – IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

# fdi - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

FDI companies love doing business here – and not just for our corporation tax rate

Companies said the access to Europe was a critical factor in relation to their priorities for setting up shop here.

# fdi - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Dublin-based companies have had €200 million worth of IDA backing, Laois has had €380,000

And other counties are lagging behind as well.

# fdi - Friday 4 April, 2014

American university looks to open $1m campus in Dingle

Sacred Heart University is looking to expand its presence in the area.

# fdi - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From Business ETC Engineers say EirGrid project will be ‘key to economic prosperity’ FDI

Engineers say EirGrid project will be ‘key to economic prosperity’

EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.

# fdi - Monday 25 November, 2013

From Business ETC Percentage of foreign investment outside Dublin and Cork falls three years running Action Plan For Jobs

Percentage of foreign investment outside Dublin and Cork falls three years running

A government and IDA Ireland target to get 50 per cent of all foreign direct investment in areas outside of the two main urban centres has been dropped from the Action Plan for Jobs.

# fdi - Friday 4 October, 2013

From Business ETC Total foreign direct investment into Ireland increased to €258 billion FDI

Total foreign direct investment into Ireland increased to €258 billion

Ireland had a net surplus of €31 billion in foreign direct investment in 2012.

# fdi - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Irish people are losing out on jobs because we are not multilingual

The new jobs on offer are not beyond the capabilities of our people, but there is one thing we are lacking – a proficiency in foreign languages, writes Aaron McKenna, who says we should try and rectify this for future generations.

# fdi - Friday 19 July, 2013

From Business ETC 75 new regional jobs created through reward scheme Jobswatch

75 new regional jobs created through reward scheme

The new jobs will be made by three companies across Portarlington, Kinvara and Co. Longford.

# fdi - Monday 7 January, 2013

From Business ETC IDA-backed companies created 12,722 jobs last year Investment

IDA-backed companies created 12,722 jobs last year

The government agency responsible for foreign investment says its client companies added a net total of 6,570 jobs.

# fdi - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# fdi - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Column: How Obama’s policies may hurt investment in Ireland

Ireland’s foreign direct investment is at risk under Obama’s tax proposals. We should be worried, writes Dr Tom Flavin.

# fdi - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?

Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fdi - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

From Business ETC Ireland’s trade to grow 125 per cent by 2026: report Trade

Ireland’s trade to grow 125 per cent by 2026: report

HSBC is forecasting strong growth for Ireland’s trade, particularly in key sectors like pharma and agri-food.

# fdi - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Burton defends government’s jobs record, says economy is in ‘transition’

The Social Protection Minister claimed that the jobs initiative had boosted tourism numbers. Yesterday, the CSO said that there were fewer visits to Ireland in the first quarter of 2012.

# fdi - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From Business ETC 1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years Building

1,500 building jobs to be created over next two years

Hundreds of jobs will be created in the construction industry over the next couple of years as a result of recent announcements for foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Industrial Development Authority has said.

# fdi - Sunday 11 March, 2012

World Actors Forum to be held in Ireland next year

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has issued his progress report on last year’s Global Irish Economic Forum.

# fdi - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

From Business ETC Foreign investors foresee 20,000 new jobs in next three years FDI

Foreign investors foresee 20,000 new jobs in next three years

A study published by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests multinationals will invest another $7.5 billion here by 2015.

# fdi - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Foreign entrepreneurs should get special Irish visas – TD

It can be hard to attract rich entrepreneurs to set up business in Ireland if it’s hard for them to get a visa – so Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews has proposed a new special visa for them.

# fdi - Thursday 5 January, 2012

From Business ETC Over 13,000 multinational jobs created in Ireland last year Jobs

Over 13,000 multinational jobs created in Ireland last year

Twitter, Intel, Coca-Cola and Paypal all made ‘significant’ investments in Ireland in 2011, helping increase the number of jobs created by foreign companies in Ireland.

# fdi - Monday 19 July, 2010

IRELAND is once again becoming a favoured location for foreign direct investment (FDI) according to a new report by IBEC (Irish Business Employers Confederation).

IBEC say the reasons behind our resurgence among foreign multinationals, is due to the ease of doing business in Ireland and a well educated work force. IBEC also states that Ireland is ranked fourth in the world in terms of availability of skilled labour and openness to new ideas and that wages will fall by 9% between 2008 and 2011, all of which has helped to boost investment into Ireland.

IBEC’s Director of International Affairs Brendan Butler said: “The adjustments, while painful, were absolutely essential to protect the Irish economy. The focus over the past two years on increasing productivity and cutting costs has helped companies restore some of the competitiveness lost in the preceding years.

However, Michael Hennigan of Financial blog Finfacts says:  “What is termed a report, is more a marketing brochure listing positives and could have been produced by a public enterprise agency where focus is generally more on spin than facts.”

Last week the IDA said this was ‘one of the best years on record’ for foreign investment into Ireland.

It also said exports are being helped by improving international demand and the weakening of the euro. The news comes in the wake on negative news from ratings agency Moody’s, which downgraded Ireland’s credit-rating this morning.

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