Clare County Council is calling for “positive discrimination” to protect indigenous Clare businesses from having their trade impacted by Designated Activity Companies.
A Designated Activity Company, commonly known as a DAC, is a type of private company which limits the liability of its shareholders and examples in Clare include the Vandeleur Walled Gardens, Shannon Heritage and the Cliffs of Moher Centre.
At this month’s meeting of Clare County Council, Shannon Independent Councillor Gerry Flynn has urged the local authority to examine the potentially negative impact that DACs could be having on local traders and suppliers.
Councillor Flynn claims that far from being closely monitored by Clare County Council as should be the case, these companies are “running the show” at the expense of rate-paying local proprietors.
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