And still the dance goes on, as we await white smoke from Dail Eireann. Despite the dithering of politicians, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) continues its good work. The NCC was established by government in 1997, and serves to advise the Taoiseach and the Government on key competitive issues facing the Irish economy. On March 31st last it published a brief and easily understood bulletin outlining the importance of ensuring that the foundations for sustainable competitiveness and growth are in place in Ireland over the medium term. It’s interesting to see that abolition of the 12.5% corporate tax rate is not listed as an emerging threat.
Visit the NCC website for further valuable information on Ireland’s competitiveness, including a recently commissioned review of the framework pictured above.