Ian Guider: Dangerous divide opens up between multinational staff and other workers

The widening fissure between domestic employers and multinationals represents a big threat to Ireland’s enterprise policy

Those least affected by the current inflation and housing crisis are in the multinational sector. They have the means to fork out on high rents and meet the cost of living. Picture: Getty

In this country, we do love a pat on the back from international onlookers. Last week, the global consulting firm EY ranked Ireland among the top four destinations in Europe on attractiveness for foreign direct investment. We’re not far behind global cities like London and Paris, which is good company to be in.

Multinational companies will continue to expand here over the next few years, EY said. And why wouldn’t they? On the face of ...