Friday 9 December 2016

Colm Kelpie: US firms not going home in the morning - but future is under threat

Published 11/11/2016 | 02:30

Apple's offices on Half Moon Street in Cork city. Large employers like Microsoft, Apple, Pfizer and Intel have been here for decades and have very established operations. It’s
hard to see them suddenly shutting up shop and shipping back across the Atlantic. PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
Apple's offices on Half Moon Street in Cork city. Large employers like Microsoft, Apple, Pfizer and Intel have been here for decades and have very established operations. It’s hard to see them suddenly shutting up shop and shipping back across the Atlantic. PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump's victory speech was noticeable for what it lacked - the remarkably forceful declarations which characterised his public campaign utterances.

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It sparked the question - would Donald Trump the President be as strident in his policies as Donald Trump the candidate?

The remarks from Stephen Moore - a senior economic advisor to Mr Trump - suggests that in some areas, the rhetoric may yet become reality.

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