Tag Archives: IDA

Regional implications of BREXIT- some thoughts

There has been much discussion of Brexit and what it will mean for Ireland, for businesses here, for different sectors, and for social and cultural interactions.  The discussion is, of course, taking place in the context of multiple unknowns.  We … Continue reading

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Job creation in 2015 – EI and IDA end-of-year statements

Both Enterprise Ireland (the state agency charged with supporting exporting indigenous enterprises) and the IDA (the state agency responsible for supporting Foreign Direct Investment) issued very upbeat end-of-year statements this week. So, how did the region’s fare? Enterprise Ireland In … Continue reading

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WDC Insights- A Christmas Quiz

We hope you have been following and reading the WDC Insights blog in the last year. Take our Christmas Quiz (9 questions) and see how well you score on regional development and Western Region issues. The answers are below with … Continue reading

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New Regional FDI Targets

Yesterday’s announcement of IDA Ireland’s new 5-year strategy put considerable focus on the regional balance of future FDI investments. The strategy includes a target to increase the number of investments in every region, outside of Dublin, by 30-40% over the … Continue reading

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Regional balance in FDI

The regional balance of FDI received considerable media attention over the past few days. IDA Ireland’s statement on its 2014 performance (issued on Tuesday, 6 January) noted that 37% of investments had taken place outside of Dublin and Cork. This … Continue reading

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