Saturday June 6, 2020

‘If you had to do a comparison of starting a business in Ireland versus Amsterdam or Berlin, you wouldn’t open here’

Australian-born Dr Johnny Walker set up Global Diagnostics, a medical imaging company, in 1995

9th April, 2017
Dr Johnny Walker, founder of Global Diagnostics Picture: Fergal Phillips

Founders are unlikely to choose Ireland as a location for their companies because of taxes and poor incentives, according to Dr Johnny Walker, a Dublin-based medical entrepreneur, interventional radiologist and nuclear physician.

Australian-born Walker set up Global Diagnostics, a medical imaging company, in 1995 and moved to Ireland in 2007 as its base for international growth. The following year, he merged Global Diagnostics with Centric Health, and the business now has revenues of over €30...

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