Enterprise Ireland has announced that exports in Ireland are now greater than they were before the global recession. In a statement released today the business development agency said record levels of exports had been achieved this year.
Despite the strong performance, it says that employment in export-driven companies rose only slightly this year.
Frank Ryan, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland, said that Irish companies have proved “resilient and relentless” in seeking out new market opportunities.
But next year is gearing up to be an even more challenging year than this, as the global economy is expected to effect Irish exports. This combined with a struggling domestic economy and austerity measures mean that Ireland may face a make or break year in 2012.
And this reporter has not even mentioned the Eurozone debacle.