Welcome to the Q3 Issue of the Better Dublin Bulletin

 

Dear Member,

 

With less than a week to go until Budget 2020 is announced, all eyes are on Minister Paschal Donohoe to see what he has in store for the business community.

 

Our overarching message is the need to prepare Dublin for the challenges that lie ahead in a volatile world. Brexit is rightly at the forefront of business minds at present. But US tax reforms and trade disputes are also a cause for concern. Internal weaknesses, including inadequate infrastructure, high Government debt, underperformance in the indigenous sector, and overreliance on a limited segment of tax receipts, make Ireland’s globalised economy acutely vulnerable to external shocks in a high-risk international environment. 

 

In this context, we are calling on the Government to use Budget 2020 to strengthen the fundamentals of the Irish economy by supporting Irish enterprise, investing in infrastructure and housing, and easing access to labour for scaling firms.’

 

Your continued feedback is essential in keeping us informed and helping us to shape our message. Please feel free to contact me and my colleagues at policy@dublinchamber.ie.

 

Aebhric McGibney

Director of Public & International Affairs

Dublin Chamber

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