Where buck stops
Published 06/02/2012 | 05:00
A recent report in the opinions page of the 'Wall Street Journal' claimed a technology boom, the likes of which the world has never seen, was on the horizon. The report suggested this would be good news for the US as it is the best-equipped nation in the world and so is best-placed to become chief supplier to the boom. Of course, it also helps the US worker that most of the companies that manufacture this technology are US owned.
In the coming decades, there will be massive demand to boost our global communications.
This is where I see Ireland and its political leaders taking the initiative and coming together to form a strategy that would move some of these jobs to Ireland. Ireland still has very close political ties with the US, and the Irish worker would fit in to being a very beneficial part of the US plans. I suggest that Ireland use its present social welfare payments as a means to show its trust in the predicted boom.