Changes to EU public procurement rules could help job creation in Ireland

Ongoing negotiations between the government and the EU Commission could lead to more public sector contracts going to Irish, rather than overseas, companies.

26th May, 2012

Ongoing negotiations between the government and the EU Commission could lead to more public sector contracts going to Irish, rather than overseas, companies.

Only Liechtenstein awarded more public contracts to outside companies than Ireland did, according to an EU Commission report entitled Public Procurement in Europe. By March last year, over 22 per cent of the Irish public sector's €14.5 billion-worth of contracts were being awarded to overseas companies, compared to 1.6 per cent in...

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