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Commissioner delivers speech to SIPTU - 'Promoting Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector in Ireland - a driver for growth and jobs'

Commissioner delivers speech to SIPTU. Photo © Paul Sharp at Sharppix, 2011
"European manufacturing is still dominant in international trade, leading the world in areas such as car manufacture, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, machinery and agricultural engineering."

Dublin, 24 November 2011


Ladies and gentlemen,

I am delighted to be here today at SIPTU's conference on Innovation in Manufacturing – a Driver for Jobs and Growth.

I am also pleased that Ireland's largest trade union is so clearly giving the message that innovation is our key weapon in the fight to promote jobs and growth. I could not agree more!