Regional Focus: Why the south is rising again
With the south attracting more services-based companies and higher value manufacturing, employment is on the up in a buoyant region
The ghosts of the recession still linger in the south. While Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Kilkenny are seeing international and indigenous businesses take off, the region, which is home to more than a fifth of the Irish population, badly needs investment.
Floods continue to darken the doors of Cork businesses in winter. The region is cut off from building strong relationships with companies in the west as the much-feted Cork to Limerick motorway is...
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