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It's vital for our recovery that we halt rot in education

Ned Costello

Published 14/04/2014 | 02:30

We need to invest more in our third-level institutions, like Trinity College Dublin
We need to invest more in our third-level institutions, like Trinity College Dublin

Government ministers frequently extol the importance of knowledge-based firms in leading economic recovery.

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This is a good thing and is regularly borne out in job creation announcements from innovative, indigenous firms and high tech foreign direct investment.

Such investments depend on a favourable economic climate. But they are equally dependent on one other critical success factor – people: people with education and talent, without whom there is no scope for job creation.

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