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We are all well aware of how much Ireland depends on foreign direct investment (FDI) as a source of jobs.

13th November, 2010

We are all well aware of how much Ireland depends on foreign direct investment (FDI) as a source of jobs.

Currently, 133,000 jobs in our economy are provided by foreign firms, and they are also responsible for 90 per cent of our exports.

Almost all discussions about FDI, however, focus on what is known as ‘agency-assisted’ employment, which means that it is supported by the IDA or Enterprise Ireland. Such investment usually concerns manufacturing firms such as...

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