Lot of wishful thinking here..
Taoiseach Brian Cowen is to launch a five-year overseas investment plan later today aimed at creating up to 300,000 jobs.
The Government said this is the first integrated strategy that will promote overseas investment, foreign trade and tourism.
The plan aims to boost exports by a third and will involve the establishment of a Foreign Trade Council bringing together all relevant agencies to help implement it.
In a statement last night, the Government said the strategy could create over 150,000 direct jobs in manufacturing, tourism and internationally trading services.
It said the plan could create another 150,000 jobs in spin-off positions, as well as increasing the number of overseas visitors to Ireland to 8m.
RT News: Cowen to unveil five-year investment strategy