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#Foreign Investment

# foreign-investment - Thursday 21 February, 2019

From The42 'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense' Foreign Investment This post contains videos

'If this guy is clearly way better than everybody else in his peer group, then it makes sense'

Andy Dunne and The42′s Murray Kinsella discuss Munster prospect Keynan Knox and the issue of recruiting players out of school abroad.

# foreign-investment - 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.

# foreign-investment - Sunday 5 April, 2015

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.

# foreign-investment - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

These regions were the winners and losers for multinational investment last year

The IDA has admitted it is still falling well short of its regional development target.

# foreign-investment - Friday 19 December, 2014

Is Ireland the 'Best Small Country in the World in Which to do Business™?' Not any more...

That would be Denmark now. Or maybe New Zealand.

# foreign-investment - Sunday 20 July, 2014

TD hits out at two-tier economy as Donegal misses out on "fair crack of the investment" IDA

TD hits out at two-tier economy as Donegal misses out on "fair crack of the investment"

Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue has hit out at unfair treatment for regional counties.

# foreign-investment - 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.

# foreign-investment - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Poll: Should Capital Gains Tax be reduced? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Capital Gains Tax be reduced?

Is it time that Capital Gains Tax be reduced or does it bring in much needed funds to the Exchequer?

# foreign-investment - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's corporate tax rate should be retained?

What do you think? Should we fight to hold on to our low corporate tax rate?

# foreign-investment - 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.

# foreign-investment - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

The fall comes amid economic turmoil in developed markets and a slowdown in the country.

# foreign-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-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-investment - Monday 14 February, 2011

Should Micheál Martin get a slot on Gift Grub? Micheál Martin This post contains videos

Should Micheál Martin get a slot on Gift Grub?

Fianna Fáil party leader attempts a Chinese accent.

# foreign-investment - 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.