Take 5: Competitiveness body calls for return of third-level fees

Avoid quick-fix housing measures and broaden tax base, urges National Competitiveness Council

15th December, 2016
Take 5: Competitiveness body calls for return of third-level fees
Pic: iStock

That's according to the National Competitiveness Council which says that while Ireland's economic recovery is robust, significant threats could damage growth prospects and living standards.

Council chairman Professor Peter Clinch points out that Brexit has far-reaching and ongoing structural implications, which is why competitiveness must be the central pillar of Ireland’s economic policy.

The Council says that legal, energy, and insurance costs continue to escalate while infrastructure bottlenecks, including broadband deficits, and skills...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Nadine O’Regan: Fresh female voices seize their moment

Emer McLysaght: How WhatsApp has given gossip a new lease of life

Columnists Emer McLysaght 14 hours ago

James McDermott: The grounds for our world sporting bids would not inspire confidence

Sport James McDermott 14 hours ago

Cathal Mac Coille: Like it or not, the Northern Ireland protocol is the only realistic option

Brexit Cathal Mac Coille 14 hours ago