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Martin Shanahan appointed CEO of IDA Ireland

By Business & Finance
09 June 2014

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the appointment of Martin Shanahan as CEO Designate of IDA Ireland.

Martin ShanahanShanahan is currently CEO of Forfás, the advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.

Speaking today, Minister Bruton said: “IDA Ireland is a vital State agency, responsible for supporting over 160,000 jobs in multinational companies here, and which has delivered jobs growth of over 5,000 in each of the last three years.

“Martin Shanahan is a senior executive of the highest calibre, with drive, energy and an impressive range of experience in both private and public sector. As CEO of Forfás he has been instrumental in driving the Action Plan for Jobs process, which has been crucial in restoring our competitiveness and supporting jobs growth over the past three years.

“I know that Martin has the strategic vision, the drive and the management capability necessary to build on the success of IDA in recent years, to address the challenges faced by the multinational sector, and to support the job-creation in foreign companies in Ireland that we need”.