Someone said :
Several service companies in Ireland, including taxi companies and plumbers,have come under fire for advertising themselves as Irish Owned or Irish employed
When a product is made in Ireland its perfectly acceptable to put Made In Ireland on it to highlight the origin of it to consumers who wish to support Irish industry
So why is there a taboo about promoting Irish services ?
Do you think it is racist ?
If a service provider operating in Ireland has a statement saying something to the effect of "We only employ Irish staff" - that is quite obviously attempting to promote the idea that non-nationals should get out of Ireland.
"Irish owned" doesn't imply that all the staff are Irish.
It is probably an attempt to promote local Irish companies instead of massively wealthy multinational companies.
If a product has "Made in Ireland" written on it, there is nothing to indicate the nationality of the staff employed by the company who makes the product.
By buying the product you know you are helping to boost the Irish economy.
I hope this helps.