Immigration has brought great benefits for business
The "global war for talent" and similar descriptions are the stuff of management literature cliché. But there is no doubt that having a big talent pool to fish in is important for employers.
It is particularly important for employers who service a diverse range of customers and clients internationally.
As corporate Ireland has become ever more globalised, it has sucked in talent from even the most distant parts of the planet with little historical connection to this island - the fastest growing non-Irish community in the country in the half-decade to Census 2016 was from Laos.