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By Chamber Press Office, 30 November 2017
Dublin Chamber has welcomed the nomination of Simon Coveney as Tánaiste and expressed appreciation for his good working relationship with the business community.
The Chamber, which represents 1,300 businesses in the Greater Dublin Area, said Mr Coveney's appointment is welcome at a very important time for business, given the backdrop of Brexit.
According to Dublin Chamber CEO Mary Rose Burke: “Minister Coveney was a driving force behind the National Planning Framework - particularly the decision to take a longer-term approach and extend the timeframe for the plan out to the year 2040. The Dublin business community is encouraged by his appointment as Tainaiste, which comes at such a crucial stage in Brexit negotiations. We look forward to working closely with him on furthering the urban and business agenda over the coming period.”
New Business Minister Welcomed
Dublin Chamber also welcomed the appointment of Heather Humphreys as new Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation.
Mary Rose Burke said: “With Brexit looming, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has a vital role to play. As an elected representative from a border area, Minister Humphreys is well-placed to understand the issues facing business due to Brexit. We will be seeking to engage with Minister Humphreys and her department to ensure that the voice of Dublin business is heard."