All that has been achieved to date is now being put at risk of collapse because of money

“The government is in danger of killing off our nascent smart economy even as it is beginning to gain momentum. We are on the brink of wasting a large part of the more than €1 billion invested so far, of scaring off the foreign companies who believe that Ireland is a good place to conduct research, and going back to the bad old days when our highly educated graduates were forced into emigration. In effect we are at risk of destroying our hard-won international reputation for research …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 28 May]

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