Ibec, Ireland’s leading business lobby group, has announced that the country saw a 7.8 per cent boost to business in 2015. The growth is fuelled by high street spending and continued export demand. Goods and services exports were almost 14 per cent higher in 2015 compared to the previous year.
Ibec economist Gerard Brady commented that building regional economic resilience “can only be achieved by investing much more ambitiously in infrastructure in key centres and growing the exporting enterprise base in the regions.”
As the UK’s closest neighbour, Ireland is an ideal first step for British companies looking to trade with new markets.