Jane Ruffino Enterprise Ireland looks at companies to create maximum return on investment. That return isn’t always jobs

Last week, Enterprise Ireland held an event at Dublin Castle to showcase the start-ups it has supported over the last year.

22nd February, 2015

Speaking at the event, Enterprise Ireland’s chief executive Julie Sinnamon said that start-ups were the “lifeblood of the Irish economy”, which was the media’s favourite quote. Twitter’s favourite soundbite appeared to be Frontline Ventures’ Will Prendergast’s remark about how “ambition is nothing without aggression”.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton talked about Ireland’s journey “away from speculation . . . to focus on...

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