Multinationals say they are ‘not competitive’ because of Ireland’s housing shortage

Foreign companies claim they are losing out due to the cost of accommodation

Chambers Ireland says the greatest challenge for companies is the ‘availability of talent’. Picture: Getty

Firms across the country are being constrained by a lack of housing, the head of Chambers Ireland is expected to tell an Oireachtas Committee today.

Speaking at a Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the challenges facing small and medium-sized businesses, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland chief executive, is expected to say that while businesses are fit for growth, they are being held back by a lack of talent, lack of housing and lack ...