Opinion Comment

Thursday 17 August 2017

It's crucial we get our policies on entrepreneurship right

'In his very first Budget, Michael Noonan made it easier for companies to operate in their first three years by extending the exemption from corporation tax'
'In his very first Budget, Michael Noonan made it easier for companies to operate in their first three years by extending the exemption from corporation tax'

Richard Bruton

Two-thirds of all new jobs in Ireland are created by one particular type of business. Despite what some people think, it is not multinational tech companies like the big names located in such numbers around Dublin's docklands and elsewhere in the country.

Nor is it the big pharmaceutical or medical devices companies supported by the IDA in locations around the country.

And no, it is not the big Irish exporting companies supported by Enterprise Ireland either.

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