Sunday 23 October 2016

Dublin pitched as 'the ideas capital'

Published 25/01/2016 | 02:30

Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke
Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Dublin is to be pitched to technology leaders as 'the ideas capital' as part of a plan to create 66,000 new jobs.

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Jobs Minister Richard Bruton (right) will today launch the Government's 'Dublin Action Plan for Jobs', which is heavily focused on the financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, tourism and retail - as well as 'smart cities' and the creative industries.

It includes funding to establish a 'Start-up Space Dublin' initiative that will facilitate networking and co-working space for entrepreneurs across the city.

The Irish Independent understands the plan will also include measures for mobile start-ups, and it projects that the number of new businesses will grow by 25pc. If the target of 66,000 new jobs is reached, the number of people working in Dublin will surpass the Celtic Tiger era.

Dublin lost 90,000 jobs during the economic downturn, Minister Bruton will say at the launch today.

Irish Independent

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