Dublin, Monday  9th June 2014 - IDA IRELAND, the foreign investment agency of the Irish Government, has enjoyed strong results over the last number of years, with over 161,000 people now working for over 1,000 foreign companies based in Ireland.

In order to consolidate this success and build for the future, the Board of the IDA is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Shanahan to the role of CEO Designate of IDA Ireland. Martin is currently the CEO of Forfás, the advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.

Martin will take up the role in August and lead the development of a new strategy for IDA, along with client companies, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, other Government departments and sister agencies.

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