Technology the most trusted Irish industry
Silicon Republic reports on a respected survey which finds that the technology sector is the most trusted industry in Ireland.
“The research findings are reflective of the year of innovation we have witnessed in the technology industry,” Cahalane said. “Initiatives such as the One Laptop Per Child project, the introduction of the iPhone or the launch of Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 have all captured the Irish public’s imagination.
“Furthermore, Irish opinion formers acknowledge the number and quality of jobs that companies like Google and Microsoft have created in Ireland.”
I think it’s fair to describe technology as being one of the least regulated industries in Ireland, with businesses mostly free to innovate and expand their product lines in accordance with market demand. As such, perhaps this survey may reasonably be interpreted as a vote for our private sector economy.