The Irish government’s economic recovery plan can be found here. This report has a wide-ranging agenda.
For university-based economists, the following section is especially interesting, since it may represent an important shift in the government’s approach to funding research:
“The creation of more concentrated research-intensive excellence will enhance the country’s reputation internationally and its ability to attract top-level researchers and will underline Ireland’s intentions in terms of the development of the Smart Economy. It will also enhance the international exposure of Irish
universities and institutes of technology.” (page 75)