Competitiveness: Still much to be done

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) today published its annual policy report, Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge.

The report says that while some gains have been made, competitiveness is not improving quickly enough to improve the prospects of people who need jobs.

The Chairman of the NCC, Don Thornhill, emphasised the need to relentlessly pursue policies to improve competitiveness, particularly those to reduce the cost base for enterprise, to enhance the performance of the entire education system, and to deliver meaningful public sector reform.  He went on to say that “the depth of Ireland’s economic challenges has meant that policy actions that were previously considered to be unpalatable to implement are now increasingly required to support recovery.”

We certainly endorse that.

CLICK HERE for the Press Release, which includes a summary of the key recommendations.

CLICK HERE for the full report.

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