Fergal O’Brien: Diversity and inclusion are good for society and for the economy

An open and tolerant society is a key driver for social and economic prosperity, despite claims to the contrary by a loud minority

The multinational workforce that underpins the Irish labour market has helped to strengthen talent pools, boost productivity, and increase creativity and innovation

The Irish economy has been making headlines around the world for over two decades now. In that time, we have successfully navigated a major financial and fiscal crisis, the exit of our nearest neighbour and traditionally most significant economic partner from the EU and, most recently, the worst global pandemic in a century.

The economic growth and resilience shown during these challenges have been driven by a broad range of factors that have been attractive ...