Enterprise Ireland chief: global supply chain backlog ‘to continue for another year’

Leo Clancy also says sustainability has risen high on the agenda of Irish companies in his first year in the role of chief executive

Leo Clancy, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland: ‘I think we’ll still be living with long delays in global supply chains for all of 2022’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The unprecedented backlog in global supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue for at least another year, the head of Enterprise Ireland has warned.

Almost all Irish businesses have reported significant increases on the lead times needed to import raw materials, components and other goods over the past two years after Covid-19 played havoc with supply chains.

“There are very few people I speak to that are predicting there will be any easing ...