via our friends at the IrishExaminer.ie
The government is looking for a consultant to work on stopping the decline of the pharmachem pullouts in Ireland. The pharmaceutical industry is worth over €1 billion to the Irish economy and currently employs more than 17,000 people. The advertisement by Forfás (www.forfas.ie) — the national policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation — said the consultant would be required to:
- Outline what the emerging trends in the pharmachem industry are.
- Carry out in-depth interviews with the heads of the Irish pharmaceutical operations to “understand and map out” how valuable the Irish operations are to their international headquarters.
- Identify the barriers (internal and external) that prevent Irish pharmachem operations from achieving their full potential.
- Propose potential options on how the external barriers could be overcome to “stimulate” process development activity in Irish operations.
So anyone want to tell Forfás that Ireland is too expensive for companies and the current low rate of corporation tax isn’t cutting it any more ? Companies see that they can get “more bang for their buck” by simply relocating to Poland or other emerging and new EU countries. These countries still allow the gateway for selling into Europe without the high import duties. If you have some ideas you should send Forfás your CV ASAP.