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New strategy aims to boost number of Irish companies involved in space technology

The government’s strategy aims to double the number of companies engaged with the European Space Agency to 100 and double employment in the sector by 2025 to 10,000

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
27th June, 2019
Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation John Halligan

Ireland’s first National Space Strategy For Enterprise was launched last week by Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation John Halligan. Admitting the plan was not about ‘planets and astronauts’ Halligan said the Irish companies involved in space-related activities were diverse and at the cutting edge of global space technology.

“We now have about 67 companies operating with the European Space Agency with a turnover of nearly...

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