My Economist has just been published on the wonderful interweb. And contained within is a chart of the estimated FDI(Foreign Direct Investment) in-flows out to 2011.
Out of the rich-world economies, Ireland comes 4th, and in the wider world, Ireland ranks 5th(with catch-up Jordan in 4th)
We're way ahead of those Nordics who are supposed to be beating us in WEF and IMD competitiveness stakes. Singapore is the only economy which really seems to be out-classing us, and we're supposed to be losing our lustre as an attractive location?
The chart(if you have an Economist.com subscription) can be seen here.