Ireland 2040: How can plan revive rural economy?

High-speed broadband and transport links key to reducing Dublin dominance, say business leaders

Enda Kenny at launch of Ireland 2040. Pic: Keith Arkins

The leader of the Small Firms Association has said that a ring road around the country would give rural businesses access to the motorway network which emanates from Dublin.

Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association said that businesses can only set up where there is a talent pool.

But yesterday's Ireland 2040: Our Planning Framework report describes an over-heating capital andunder-utilised potential in the provinces.

High speed broadband and good transport links are ...