Ireland today, with a population of four million people, is a small member state within the European Union (EU). However,
this small size has never inhibited Ireland from seeking to be a fully participating member of the global community. As a
nation, Ireland has always had visions of success, allied to a pragmatic and structured approach to achieving its ambitions.
This is evident in the country's ongoing emphasis on making itself attractive to investors and to intellectual talent, as
Ireland continues to establish itself as a country where investment, innovation, and inspiration are of paramount importance.
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Declan McGee is the communications manager for Enterprise Ireland's Biotechnology Directorate. He is also the Editor of Irish Biotech News and