Offshoring, Inward Investment and Export Performance in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
Adele Bergin, Economic and Social Research Institute
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.