ENTREPRENEURS play an increasingly important role in our society. Whether providing local services or tackling global challenges, they create jobs, drive economic growth and are the glue that holds our communities together. While Ireland benefits greatly from the 1,200 foreign direct investment companies which have chosen to locate here, I believe that it is our indigenous entrepreneurs who hold the key to Ireland’s long-term economic stability.
With growing concerns about the lack of available and affordable housing in our cities, potential threats from changes to international corporate tax regimes and the need for balanced regional development, it is now more important than ever that we support our SMES because it is they who will create jobs in areas where multinationals never can.
It was this that motivated me to write