Ian Guider: Bitter dispute between IDA and ConnectIreland needs to end now

As serious claims emerge from arbitration hearings, a full independent investigation of what went wrong between the two parties is essential

The recent run of layoffs in the technology sector has generated an enormous reaction. It is a reflection of the nervousness that more is to come, but also speaks to the depths of emotion about the history of unemployment in Ireland. The scars of widespread job losses, and the subsequent surges in emigration, run deep.

Our last great battle with unemployment took several years to tame in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Foreign ...