Monday November 30, 2020

COMMENT: Wage rises must not derail modest economic recovery

Wage growth must be linked to gains in productivity if Ireland is to re-create a dynamic economy and regain full employment, writes Jim Power.

16th January, 2014
An upward push on wages would do serious damage to those outside the employment market

Last week the IDA announced a strong set of results showing that in 2013 Ireland continued to punch above its weight in terms of attracting mobile foreign direct investment.

Later in the week Bord Bia announced that exports of food and beverages expanded by nine per cent last year to reach almost €10 billion, and this export category has expanded by 40 per cent in value terms since 2009.

This week it was the turn of Enterprise Ireland...

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