Thursday December 12, 2019

Stephen Kinsella: Careful what you wish for in battle over FDI

We should compete for business, but be honourable about it

19th March, 2017
HSBC decided to send 1,000 jobs to France, and not Dublin

Part of Ireland’s prosperity rests on its attractiveness as a foreign direct investment hub. Ireland’s big idea since the 1950s has been to get other people’s money here and turn that money into good jobs for Irish people. The two vehicles for the money-getting (at which we are honestly world-class) are the IDA and our multinational-friendly tax and regulation system.

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