Tuesday July 7, 2020

A bright spark in dark times

In 1991, a young engineer joined a US multinational which had been attracted to Ireland by the Industrial Development Authority’s promise of a generous supply of engineering graduates, access to the European market and tax breaks.

28th February, 2009

In 1991, a young engineer joined a US multinational which had been attracted to Ireland by the Industrial Development Authority’s promise of a generous supply of engineering graduates, access to the European market and tax breaks.

He considered himself very lucky to be among a bunch of new engineering recruits as unemployment was running at almost 15 per cent and many Irish engineers had been forced to seek employment abroad.

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