The three biggest threats to the future of Ireland’s economy – and what we can do about them

The core institutions of the Irish State are 100 years old. Many are threadbare, most are no longer fit for purpose

The Intel site in Leixlip. Photo: Garrett White / Collins

Conor Skehan

Back in 1989, John A Carrick, the irrepressible Kildare County Engineer, learned that a new American corporation was thinking of setting up in Ireland.