Government should put competitiveness at the heart of budget

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT), or high-tech sector, is critical to the Irish economy.

28th October, 2006

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT), or high-tech sector, is critical to the Irish economy. The sector comprises over 1,000 companies across an array of diverse industries, ranging from leading technology multinationals to indigenous start-ups to telecoms companies. Over 90,000 people are currently employed in the ICT sector in Ireland, which accounts for 36 per cent of total exports of goods and services.

The ICT sector is thriving in Ireland, with some significant job creation projects and R&D...

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