The Importance of Physics to the Irish Economy

The fruits of physics research are at the heart of innovation in Ireland, and the physics-based businesses that depend on this research and the trained people that it creates can drive the Irish economy into the future.

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Across Ireland, physics, and physics-trained people, underpin a wide range of technologies and sectors, from medical technologies to ICT and web services, and even some areas of finance. 

The analysis by Deloitte presented in this report describes the impact of sectors that are critically dependent on the supply of new physics research and physics-trained people. 

These physics-based sectors contribute more than €7bn to the Irish economy – 5.9% of total economic output – and support more than 86,000 jobs.