Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ireland: Key Issues: 2007


Overdependence on FDI

·90% of exports produced by foreign companies

·Strong competition for FDI emerging….new EU states, China, India



·Labour intensive activities closing and moving to lower-cost countries.

·Low level of research activity

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Reform of the Irish Parliament

Seanad reform: first step towards transforming the Oireachtas

Seanad Eireann remains lumbered with an electoral system that is both arcane and outdated, with such limited functions that it remains on the political periphery. These are the broad findings of Mary … Continue reading