The new colonial movement: Ireland today released a national space strategy designed to encourage the growth of a commercial space sector by 2025.
You can download the actual report here [pdf].
They want to increase both public and private investment by 50% by 2025. Whether that means investment in private companies or simply a growth in a government bureaucracy is uncertain, based on my reading of the report. It appears their goal is to grow the private sector, but they will be using European Space Agency approaches for doing so, which tend to favor government growth and control rather than developing an independent commercial industry.