As the decade draws to a close, it is timely to reflect on the transformation in fortunes for Ireland over the last 10 years.
Since 2011, economic growth has averaged a spectacular 5% per annum – three times the rate in the EU. Today, there is a record 2.3 million people in employment and output per capita is amongst the top 10 regions in Europe.
The Irish business model has demonstrated its resilience, while a private sector that created 400,000 new jobs in this period deserves much kudos for playing such a seminal role in helping to turn around the economy.
On behalf of Ibec, I would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2020.
Ibec is a trade association of Ibec clg. Ibec clg is registered in Ireland, registration no. 8706. Website: www.ibec.ie
Directors: Paraic Curtis, Pat McCann, Larry Murrin, Alastair Blair, Edel Creely, Gerry Collins, Frank Gleeson, Cathriona Hallahan, Anne Heraty, Brian MacCraith, Patrick Manley, Eugene McCague, Danny McCoy, Francesca McDonagh, Liam O’Donoghue, Tony Smurfit, Siobhan Talbot, Kevin Toland, Dalton Philips