Rick Fletcher appointed new president of UPS UK, Ireland and Nordics
UPS has named Rick Fletcher (above) as its new president of UPS UK, Ireland and ...
Five years of austerity enforced by the terms of an €85bn bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund ended last December when by prudent financial management the Irish Republic unshackled itself from its lender’s handcuffs. It ended a deep and painful recession for its 4.6m citizens, more so as it had been preceded by 12-years of Celtic Tiger-induced growth.
But now Irish eyes are smiling once again and the nation’s consumers are back on the high streets of Dublin and Cork, and consequently the ports are experiencing a surge in imports. Indeed, according to this just-released data from the Irish Maritime Development Institute container shipping volumes rose by 9% in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period of 2013, with laden containers spiking by a very impressive 13%. The Celtic Tiger is back.