FF's plans for knowledge-based economy

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last night announced ambitious new plans to support the development of a knowledge-based economy.

22nd October, 2005

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern last night announced ambitious new plans to support the development of a knowledge-based economy.

In his keynote Ard-Fheis address, the Taoiseach underlined the government's intention to pursue policies encouraging a climate of excellence among scientists, entrepreneurs and research specialists to ensure the country's future competitiveness.

Ahern announced plans for a new Research and Development Fund, adding to the existing budget of €2.5 billion, as well as the further development of a ‘Strategic...

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