Manufacturing - Manufacturing and its prospects. Presented by the President Mr. John McGowan - Oct. 23, 2015

This paper is based on a series of interviews conducted by John with a range of key players in industry over the past 3 to 4 months. It paints a picture of the trends in high tech manufacturing in Ireland, the outlook and the key factors that underpin Manufacturing in Ireland. This paper was one of two at the plenary session: the other presented by Economist Seamus Coffey of UCC illustrated the critical contribution of the FDI Manufacturing sector in driving the Irish economy. The scale of Corporate and other taxes paid by these companies was clearly detailed.