October brought us great news for the Irish economy with the historic announcement by Kerry Group that they are to invest €100million in developing a Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Kildare. The move will create of 800 permanent and 400 temporary construction jobs.
Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Brazil, 8-11 October, the largest ever to the leading country in Latin America, was a big success for the participating 42 Irish companies and education institutions.
Fourteen of Ireland’s leading and most innovative food and lifesciences companies took part in a week-long Enterprise Ireland Functional Foods and Lifesciences trade mission to Japan led by the Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD.
Ireland’s reliance on domestic demand should be a thing of the past. This was signalled by the results of a new survey by Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte which found that almost three quarters (72%) of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as far more significant to Ireland’s economic recovery than the local economy, believing that greater participation in these markets will speed up the process.