Lack of accommodation hampers potential for creating more jobs

A rental market shortage, infrastructure issues and under-investment in the public transport system are threatening the growth of economic development in Cork, writes Caroline Allen

26th June, 2016
Conor Healy, chief executive, Cork ChamberClare Keogh

A shortage of rental accommodation has the potential to hold Cork back from capitalising on job creation, according to Conor Healy, chief executive, Cork Chamber of Commerce.

“The national focus is, quite rightly, on the obvious major requirement for social housing,” said Healy.

“While not taking away from that, the feedback from Cork businesses is that the number one issue in terms of economic development right now is the need for significant attention...

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