Is Ireland starting to lose its attraction for international investors?

To keep the likes of Intel on board, we must address planning and infrastructure issues

Eirgrid has had to reassure multinational customers after rising demand and falling supply brought the Irish electricity system to a crossroads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eirgrid has had to reassure multinational customers after rising demand and falling supply brought the Irish electricity system to a crossroads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Intel may have announced a significant multi-million-euro investment locally last year but news that the State is likely to miss out on another one is causing anxiety in some quarters.

While the chipmaker says no final decision has yet been made on a planned $80 billion (€70 billion) European investment, few expect it to come our way. This is despite Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger telling The Irish Times last September that the State was in contention.

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