A consultation has been opened on Ireland’s enterprise policy, as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar warned of the “formidable challenges” ahead for business.
He said that Ireland’s economy had performed but we should not lose ground.
“The world is changing rapidly,” he said. “And we need to ensure that we benefit from those changes and do not lose ground.
“We need to work out how to hold on to what we have, where possible, and to gain new investments, new markets and develop new industries where we cannot.
“Climate change, inflation, Putin’s war on Ukraine, the shift in global economic and political power to global south and east, increased global competition and the digital transformation are the next set of formidable challenges that we are now facing.”
An Enterprise Policy White Paper will be published by the Tánaiste by the end of the year, setting out a new vision for Ireland’s enterprise policy. It will look at the strategic direction of Ireland’s enterprise policy, the challenges ahead and the policies we can employ to respond to them.
Varadkar urged members of the public, industry, academia and all interested parties to take part in the consultation, which is open from today.