Republic speaks US companies' language
In these language-obsessed times - at least on this side of the border - an interesting comment from John Ryan, the CEO of the Republic's Great Place to Work organisation.
Ireland he argues, is a fantastic place to do business, citing the quality of the graduate talent, regulation that is business-friendly and an attractive tax rate.
Mr Ryan adds that it helps too that the Republic will soon be the only English-speaking country in the eurozone.
The Americans, in particular, will doubtless have also noticed this.