Monday July 6, 2020

Regional focus: Sunny side on the up

It may enjoy the best weather in the country, but the south-east has traditionally been dogged by high unemployment rates

10th July, 2016
Cathal Smyth, managing director and chief administrative officer, State Street Global Services Ireland, pictured in Kilkenny Picture: Dylan Vaughan

Economically speaking, things are a little gloomy for the sunny south-east, a region which has historically been plagued by higher than average unemployment.

Despite a recently-introduced action plan from the government, latest official figures show that it has the highest regional unemployment rate in the country. Last month, a report from academics at Waterford Institute of Technology concluded that the south-east economy was continuing to stagnate.

As the N11 winds its way south, leaving behind...

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