Comment: Services industry can be the ticket out of crisis

Services play a role that can be pivotal in determining the performance of our economy.

13th September, 2008

Services play a role that can be pivotal in determining the performance of our economy.

Over the past two decades, Ireland has managed to make itself one of the leading services economies in the world. Services account for 43 per cent of Irish exports, and this is expected to grow to 50 per cent by 2010.

Ireland is the tenth-largest exporter of services worldwide (In first place is the US, second Britain, ninth, the Netherlands). If we assess...

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