Lobbying Update

Cities have been badly hit by the current crisis. That is why we have called on the Taoiseach to act now and undertake a national response to the crisis facing our cities. Along with our fellow Chambers in the city regions of Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford, we have called on the Government to deliver a national strategy for urban Ireland to complement its strategy for rural areas. You can read our letter to the Taoiseach here. We also have written to the Tánaiste to prioritise supports for urban centres and provide certainty on the duration of financial supports and the sustainability of the re-opening over the coming months. 


Dublin Chamber is leading the conversation by promoting our vision of Dublin as a 15 Minute City, renowned for its sustainability and quality of life. This has been well-received in recent meetings with Minister Eamon Ryan and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald among others, and is already being integrated into development plans across the city region. Meanwhile, we are working closely with Dublin’s local authorities on plans for reopening and recovery from the summer onwards.

You can find out more about recent developments in this newsletter. As always, we welcome input from all our members.


Here are a few ways you can to help shape and inform the Chamber’s policy work:

  1. Take 2 minutes to answer our Q2 Business Outlook Surveywhich focuses on the Future of Cities.
  2. Participate in one of our policy Focus Groups. The next focus group, scheduled for Tuesday 25th May at 12pm, is on digital transformation. Keep an eye on your inbox for further details.
  3. Send us an Email with your feedback. We are always keen to hear from members, whether on the specific issues raised in this newsletter or any other matter. If you have thoughts or feedback on policy from a business perspective, please get in touch with us by emailing: policy@dublinchamber.ie.