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SBP editorial: Time to heed the warnings and show Irish firms some love

5th August, 2018

Within the space of 24 hours last week, the government received two serious warnings about the state's reliance on a small number of US multinationals.

The first, from the National Competitiveness Council, found that one-third of Irish exports come from just five companies, a figure which it says disguises a large number of smaller firms where productivity is stagnant or falling. It said 75 per cent of exports were accounted for by just 50 companies, a...

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