Strong flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) continues in first half of 2012

IDA, Ireland’s inward investment agency, reports today that its client companies announced in excess of 5,000 jobs in the first six months of 2012, continuing the strong flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which occurred in 2011.Improvements in competitiveness in areas such as office rents, construction costs, unit labour costs and business services in recent years have helped boost Ireland’s FDI performance. Ireland continues to rank strongly in the availability of skilled staff with the 2012 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook placing Ireland number 1 in the world for skilled labour.

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