Councils mount big push for extra jobs

As the green shoots of recovery start to emerge, county councils across Ireland are vying to attract investment and jobs through marketing and promotional activities

4th June, 2017
Laura Ryan and Orla O’Connor of Limerick City and County Council at the launch of Picture: Sean Curtin

Limerick was one of the first county councils to start promoting itself, and it says its plan is working. More than 9,000 jobs have been created in Limerick in the last three years, and the midwest is the fastest-growing region outside Dublin. On four successive Mondays last year, there were job announcements for Limerick totalling more than 780 jobs altogether.

“We have cranes back in our city again,” said Laura Ryan, head of communications and marketing at...

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