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Offshoring, Inward Investment and Export Performance in Ireland

Frank Barry, Trinity College Dublin
Adele Bergin, Economic and Social Research Institute


IIIS Discussion Paper No. 393

Ireland is one of the most FDI-intensive economies in the OECD and is a significant export platform for both manufacturing and internationally traded services. This chapter provides case studies of three of the most important FDI-intensive manufacturing sectors-ICT, pharmaceuticals and medical devices-andtwo of the substantially foreign-owned internationally traded services segments-software & IT and international financial services. It also updates earlier analyses of how Ireland's inward FDI sectors have fared over the course of the global financial crisis.








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