When asked why Google located its European headquarters in Ireland, head of Google Ireland John Herlihy said ‘because Ireland provided access to a multi-lingual and multi-cultural workforce’. 75% of Google Ireland’s workforce come from outside Ireland and they do business from their Dublin offices with all corners of the globe. In other words, there are assets we have other than a 12.5% tax rate that makes Ireland attractive.
Facebook, Ebay, Paypal are some of the other companies who have chosen to locate in Ireland on the same basis as Google. The nature of these companies demands that they work across nations, cultures and ethnic boundaries. Ireland’s 400,000 immigrants have come in significant numbers from both within and outside the EU.
Brazil, Russia, India and China are referred to as the BRICs, so called because they are the countries experiencing rapid growth and adding new ‘bricks’ to the global economy. We have within our country, people who have language knowledge and cultural knowledge which can help Ireland access new markets around the world including the BRICs. This is in addition to the fact that immigrants add significantly to Ireland’s economy.
A second Farmleigh conference tapping into the networking, cultural and economic intelligence of our immigrants could open the doors to growth. Full article on Show Racism the Red Card | Just another WordPress site
..Google Ireland boss John Herlihy said that any move to increase business costs would damage Ireland's competitiveness."Anything that impinges on Ireland's competitiveness is going to be a big thing for Google, including corporation tax," Mr Herlihy said.
"And anything that increases the cost-base of a business is negative for competitiveness." Google warns Irish government against tax increase - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Me thinks he's a troll. That was particularly blatant in this post.You tell them! I mean it doesnt matter they have a degree and speak four or five languages, employ the monoglot Enlgish speakers who just have a Leaving Cert! We dont need an educated workforce !
Do the immigrants who have come to Ireland speak hundreds of languages? Yes. Do Irish people? No. Do the immigrants who have come from five continents provide economic intelligence and knowledge about their home countries? Yes.
Did Google threaten the govt. with offshoring if the rate was increased? Yep. Are immigrants less costly than locals? Yep. How come? Because, in the case of the educated minority, some other bunch of fools paid to educate them, and in the case of the unskilled riff raff, they are thick as pig ************************ and easily exploited, and in the case of workers "transferred" here from asia they allow Google to play all kinds of tricks with income tax.
So to translate your diversity spiel, its really about exploiting people and this country. So you are dumping on locals and this country threefold;
once in wage suppression and workplace displacement, and again in tax breaks subsidizing the corporations operations (not to mention the imported workers), and finally in tolerating the (legal) shuttling of profits into and out of subsidiaries, largely avoiding Irelands 12.5% income tax. Googles overseas tax rate is 2.4% because they are very good at convincing feeble minded yolks like yourself that racial diversity = social equality.
Hardly for Google.
Did Google threaten the govt. with offshoring if the rate was increased? Yep. Are immigrants less costly than locals?
Pure and utter ************************e. We have to mix and meet people more often than not we are told to be wary of strangers , that is true but as the old adage goes, a stranger if a friend you have not me yet. I dont know where you came up with this tripe...Mixing with strangers is not natural to humanity. We are told at a young age, no matter our cultural background to beware of strangers.