Housing crisis a ‘big pinch point’ in recruiting overseas workers, Enterprise Ireland warns

Leo Clancy said that larger Irish firms are struggling to recruit staff from abroad because of a lack of accommodation

Leo Clancy, the chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, has warned that the difficulty in finding accommodation is adding to drag on recruitment. Picture: Fergal Phillips.

Ireland’s acute housing shortage is adding to problems faced by larger firms as they try to lure talent from abroad, according to the head of Enterprise Ireland.

Leo Clancy said the issue was “a big pinch point.”

“We’re a full employment economy as things stand today, more or less. That means that we need to still bring a lot of talent to Ireland, and that’s where housing bites specifically,” Clancy said in an interview with ...