Sunday 23 July 2017

Roar of the other Tigers

WHILE the Celtic tiger takes a snooze, the young Estonian tiger is up and running. As are the Czech and Hungarian cubs. Those countries' envoys are coming here in numbers with the intention of wooing away some of those immigrant workers who have helped to drive our years of rapid economic growth.

An unprecedented 18 countries have taken stands at the Opportunities Fair at Croke Park next month. While the Irish building industry has ground to a crawl, Poland's construction is booming and wages have doubled.

The Polish stand in Croke Park, at the end of February, will be delighted to share the good news and extol the benefits of a return to Krakow, Gdansk or Bydgoszsz.

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