Comment: Keeping a smart eye on manufacturing

The importance of manufacturing to foreign direct investment and keeping export levels healthy cannot be overstated, writes Minister Batt O’Keeffe

13th November, 2010

The importance of manufacturing to foreign direct investment and keeping export levels healthy cannot be overstated, writes Minister Batt O’Keeffe

The role of manufacturing in the development of Ireland’s smart economy can sometimes be overlooked amid the talk of white coats and next-generation product innovation.

But, just as the concept of a smart economy is not confined to laboratory scientists, manufacturing cannot be defined simplistically as an industry wedded to the...

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