Ireland's diversity can be an engine for growth



pete2

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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

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.

 

Éireann go Brách

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Your Immigrants come in all shapes and sizes


If ireland had adopted a strict Immigration control polices post 1997
based on

no crimnals
skills required to match available jobs.
strict asylum laws.

we would now have a smaller but more skilled immigration workforce
An asset to the country

We did get many skilled immigrants however due to your "open door policy"
we also aquired many low quality immigrants
who the Irish people did not want or invite or where given any choice on the matter

Irelands Prison commital, social welfare and unemployment stats speak for themselves as to the utter failure of your governments immigration polices

Immigration to Ireland post 1997 ha been actually a bad thing overall
when you weigh up the pros and cons from an econmoic point of view
Not ever factory/office requires a multilingual workforce
Google, Ebay might but many others do not.
 

ellie08

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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 !

Honestly :roll:....
Me thinks he's a troll. That was particularly blatant in this post.
 

ellie08

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Quote from Wikipaedia


But Ireland gets the educated ones, right? Yes, you are a proper genius alright.::roll:
Did you not go to uni? Wiki is not accepted as a veritable source so no point quoting it.
 

garrett

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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.

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.

Just like the Farmleigh conference called on the diaspora to network and develop new projects. The same output can be delivered harnessing our immigrant population and can probably have greater outcome.

Brazil, Russia, India and China are the Brics that are growing. Can Ireland tap into new markets?
 

asknoquestions

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Did Google threaten the govt. with offshoring if the rate was increased? Yep. Are immigrants less costly than locals?

Hardly for Google.

Google's average salary is something like €70000 in Ireland. Do you reckon Irish telesales people would be looking for more than that?

If you want to sell to people you have to speak their language. Have FÁS been training Irish people how to speak French, German, Spanish, Italian over the past few years? :rolleyes:
 

fluffykontbiscuits

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Mixing with strangers is not natural to humanity. We are told at a young age, no matter our cultural background to beware of strangers.
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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...
 


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