Outlined below are the key issues that Government must address to ensure that our vision for Dublin, as a city that is globally renowned for its quality of life, sustainability and economic vibrancy, is delivered.
The Dublin Business Agenda is set out under the following headings::
- Suporting Enterprise
- Labour Market
The National Planning Framework is in urgent need of review to allow for the fact that Dublin’s growth is exceeding all forecasts and its’ infrastructure needs are therefore even greater. Dublin now accounts for 45% of GDP. Our expectations are for continued strong growth. Dublin needs world-class sustainable infrastructure capable of meeting its' needs, including water, energy, housing and social infrastructure.
Sustained and ambitious investment in bus, rail, LUAS and active travel is required to provide the Greater Dublin Area with the modern, sustainable, integrated transport network that it needs. Cities are inherently more sustainable, and this investment will also support Ireland's transition to a low carbon economy.
Dublin is the epicentre of Ireland’s housing crisis, with rising accommodation costs and a booming population. The availability and overall cost of housing is the single biggest concern for business, as it exacerbates wage inflation, and affects future investment decisions and the city’s global reputation.
Ambitious measures are needed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and innovative economic model for Ireland that will form the basis for prosperity in a rapidly changing world.
5. Supporting Enterprise
Ireland must maintain its competitiveness in attracting foreign direct investment, whilst strengthening its indigenous business base. Tax reform is required to encourage investment in start-ups and SMEs. The tax system must reward risk-taking in favour of Irish firms while also offering an attractive proposition to entrepreneurs who are often highly mobile.
6. Labour Market
The availability of labour, at all levels of skill is continuously reported as the biggest challenge for Dublin firms. The tight labour market, together with the rising cost of accommodation and surging general inflation, places upward pressure on wage costs. Government should minimise the strain of regulation, boost the supply of affordable accommodation and support efforts by employers to manage the needs of their business.
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Dublin Business Priorities
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