The balance of power between Amazon and Ireland

The balance of power between Amazon and Ireland
Amazon told government it could treble Irish workforce. Pic: Getty

Ireland can't simply roll over when multinationals make demands, but we should listen to genuine concerns

On Sunday, this paper reported that Amazon briefed the government that it could treble its workforce in Ireland, where it already employs about 2,500 people. It also warned, however, that this could be scuppered by gaps in state policy on planning, skills and energy supply.

The e-commerce giant also criticised the government for its lack of a ‘cloud first’ approach from the public sector. Internal government papers...

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