Amazon: Ireland risking thousands of jobs over policy failures

US tech titan’s warning on planning, digital economy, graduate skills and energy

1st October, 2017
Orlaigh Quinn and Minister Paschal Donohoe

The giant US tech multinational Amazon has said that its plan to create 4,000 new jobs in Ireland is being threatened by yawning gaps in state policy on planning, skills and energy supply.

According to confidential documents obtained by The Sunday Business Post, Jeff Bezos’ $135 billion company took the government to task over its lack of a ‘cloud first’ approach from the public sector.

“They viewed that as an indicator that government is...

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