The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland have jointly announced a new award category which will recognise innovation within talent development in the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
Mark Redmond is optimistic. There is a new climate of positivity about the Irish economy — even the Central Bank has revised upwards its forecast for economic growth this year, explaining that surging job creation is bringing Ireland back within sight of full employment.
The Department of An Taoiseach paid out over €120,000 to two firms to help run a two-day technology event in June. Leo Varadkar opened the Data Summit at the Convention Centre Dublin which hosted speakers included vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, Vint Cerf, and Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon.
The IDA is likely to renew its push for more resources, to help it accentuate its promotion of Ireland as an investment location, when it formally meets Jobs and Enterprise Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor in the coming weeks to review its strategy and performance.
Michael Noonan’s battle to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness for multinationals and at the same time reduce the pressure from other EU countries saw him set the new knowledge development box (KDB) tax rate at 6.5% — just half the corporate tax rate — from January.
THE old reliables had mixed fortunes in last Tuesday’s budget. Booze was left alone, while cigarettes went up 40c a packet. Isn’t it gas how these two highly dangerous drugs are known as "the old reliables", as if they were a beloved caberet duo on a never-ending tour across the country?
Ireland lacks skilled workers in some sectors of the economy but the country’s status as a leading investment option for US multinationals should remain strong, according to the new head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.