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#Foreign Direct Investment

# foreign-direct-investment - Friday 21 July, 2017

Bank of America has picked Dublin as its main EU base post-Brexit

The multinational banking giant said it would move some people to the Irish capital.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The IDA says more people in Ireland are working for its clients than ever before

Job losses within IDA companies were at their lowest level since 1997 – but it doesn’t expect that trend to continue.

# foreign-direct-investment - 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?

# foreign-direct-investment - 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?

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US

The tech giant is fighting an order to hand over email data stored on its Dublin servers.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

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…

# foreign-direct-investment - 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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Friday 31 October, 2014

Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland... and the bill could be BIG

Grief over that claimed ‘sweetheart’ tax deal just won’t go away.

# foreign-direct-investment - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ireland really is the best small country in the world to do business*

*According to this report, which will make Enda Kenny happy.

# foreign-direct-investment - 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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Monday 23 June, 2014

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland Tax

Opinion: There's no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in Ireland

In the event of a finding against Ireland, the fallout will be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.

# foreign-direct-investment - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Why do the Chinese keep Irish baby formula under lock and key?

Irish products could have a big trading future with Asia, but we have to get it right.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

US Chamber President warns high rents and energy costs may deter investors

Louise Phelan said lessons could be drawn from Ireland’s export-led growth in the late 80s and early 90s.

# foreign-direct-investment - Thursday 26 December, 2013

After Jedward and hurling, The Guardian editorial is full of praise for... IDA Ireland

Enda Kenny will be drinking out of his ‘Best Small Country In The World In Which To Do Business’ mug this morning…

# foreign-direct-investment - Monday 25 November, 2013

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

# foreign-direct-investment - Thursday 19 September, 2013

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that foreign companies are paying a substantial amount of corporation tax.

# foreign-direct-investment - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland

The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.

# foreign-direct-investment - Monday 7 January, 2013

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - 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?

# foreign-direct-investment - 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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Friday 26 October, 2012

72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant

A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.

# foreign-direct-investment - 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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Friday 23 March, 2012

Infographic: how the IDA sells Ireland to multinationals

“You’ll be in good company.”

# foreign-direct-investment - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Noonan defends Finance Bill measures for foreign skilled workers

The Minister for Finance says that the new Special Assignee Relief Programme will only apply to people whose skills are not available in Ireland.

# foreign-direct-investment - Thursday 5 January, 2012

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.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Martin McGuinness: 'I know nothing about the Northern Bank robbery'

The presidential candidate insists he “condemns absolutely” the robbery of Northern Bank, and denies knowing the perpetrators.

# foreign-direct-investment - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Multi-nationals created 11,000 jobs: IDA

Last year, multi-national companies created almost 11,000 jobs in Ireland – more than double the figure in 2009.