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IFS 2020 strategy holds the key

International finance can create 10,000 new jobs by 2020 – if we allow it to, writes Marc Coleman, director of Financial Services Ireland, Ibec

8th November, 2015
Marc Coleman, Director of Financial Services Ireland Picture: Maura Hickey

Ten thousand net new jobs by 2020, at least one-third of them outside Dublin. Enough tax revenues to fund the government’s entire social housing programme by the same year. Restoring Dublin’s pre-crisis position in the top 30 financial centres in the world. Sounds ambitious, doesn’t it? If the government’s financial services strategy IFS 2020 is successful, these objectives could be achieved.

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