Courting, luring and enticing foreign multinationals to Irish shores has long been the cornerstone of Irish industrial policy. We are world leaders at it. But the sort of foreign behemoths arriving here has changed, pivoting away from the production lines and manufacturing of the Lemass and Whitaker eras into a complex age of intellectual property, profit shifting and proprietary technology.
And the technology companies that dominate the FDI space here now exert far more influence...
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