Meeting the Challenge of Regional Economic Development: Lessons from Ireland

The "Celtic Tiger" is often cited as a classic example of how a small economy can prosper. What is less well known is that the Irish economy is currently going through a period of transition as it continues its efforts to attract inward investment while at the same time redressing the imbalance in economic development between Dublin and rural Ireland. These challenges are very similar to those faced by Newfoundland and Labrador. Are there any lessons which can be learned by studying what Ireland is doing to address these challenges? Return to the event page