Martin Shanahan on leaving IDA Ireland: “I’m happy with the progress that we’ve made”

The outgoing CEO speaks to Cliff Taylor about his decision to leave IDA Ireland

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29/04/ Martin Shanahan CEO IDA Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Martin Shahahan has been at the helm of IDA Ireland since 2014, but will step down from his role as chief executive in early 2023.

The outgoing CEO announced his decision to depart the agency last week, during the IDA’s mid-year update.

In this episode of the Inside Business Podcast, Shanahan joins Cliff Taylor to talk about his decision to leave after eight years in the job, the progress made in that time and the challenges still facing Ireland in attracting high levels of foreign direct investment.