By Chamber Press Office, 23 August 2023
Since last month’s instalment of the monthly newsletter, Dublin Chamber held its first meeting for its sustainability taskforce. The taskforce hosted Eoin Fahey, Assistant Principal in the Climate Division of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications as well as Joseph Cummins, Principal Officer, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, who spoke about developments regarding the Climate Action Plan, which is a priority of the taskforce.
Additionally, Dr Phil Hemmingway, Director of Carbonisation at CRU spoke about Ireland’s current trajectory in meeting in Climate objectives which led to interesting talking points of how Dublin businesses can maintain the high standards needed when it comes to sustainability targets. Both speakers offered valuable insights into the climate action plan and the future of sustainability in Ireland. The event provided many talking points and was very informative to the taskforce, which in turn has provided perspective on how the taskforce will mould its policy priorities regarding sustainability into the future.
Dublin Chamber continues to emphasise its position on safety in the city. Talking to the press, Dublin Chamber took the opportunity to welcome an additional 10 million euro aimed to increase visibility of Gardai in Dublin. More recently, the Chamber made a statement to the press regarding the issuing of an enforcement order on the DAA and the disappointed in the manner in which Fingal County Council approached its enforcement, with Dublin Chamber’s Head of Public Affairs, Stephen Browne outlining the Chamber’s concerns on FM104, while also being covered in the Business Post.
Deputy Colm Burke and Senator Catherine Ardagh will join Chamber members on Tuesday 7th November to speak about their experiences of running for elected office while running their successful businesses and what advise they would have in encouraging others in business to run for office.