IDA remains confident in Trump’s challenging new world

Investment by US companies is likely to take longer as they wait for new policies to emerge

19th February, 2017
Martin Shanahan, IDA chief executive

Greater uncertainty, more caution and longer timelines - that is the message from the boss of inward investment agency IDA Ireland. Yet Martin Shanahan, the IDA’s chief executive, remains confident of Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment to Ireland.

Shanahan said Ireland will need to work harder to maintain its share of FDI funds in the challenging environment created by Donald Trump’s administration.

“There is no question but...

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