Business Outlook Survey Q2

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27 July 2023

Skills shortages remains a challenge for Dublin businesses. Many firms remain concerned at the lack of public transport, with a strong call on Government to make Dublin more sustainable by investing in public transport while concerns are expressed at the introduction of congestion charging. Key findings of the survey showed are:

  • Flexible and remote working was identified by four in five firms (80%) as the most effective means of attracting and retaining staff, followed by positive work culture (75%).
  • Over half of all members (56%) reporting deficits in industry-specific skills, with one-third of firms (33%) reporting deficits in management skills.
  • Three in five Dublin firms (60%) reported their intention to make greater use of AI technology into the future - as two-thirds (66%) believe it will increase efficiency
  • Over one in two Dublin firms (55%) stated they would not support a congestion charge on private vehicles entering Dublin City Centre.   

Information on Dublin business’ increasing costs as well as Dublin Chamber’s host of business performance metrics can be read in the full Q2 Business Outlook Survey here.

Additionally, the survey’s media coverage by RTE can be read here.

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