Ennis Chamber says recruitment issues arising out of a lack of available housing are permeating through every single type of business here.
It follows the publication of an IBEC report, which states that the issue is ‘harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live’ and poses the greatest threat to competitiveness at the moment.
IBEC’s housing report, published this week, warns that 70% of companies identified the availability of housing as a challenge to their business operations.
The business group claimed the issue is ‘harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live’ and poses the greatest threat to competitiveness at the moment.
It wants to see a more ambitious role for local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies, and the delivery of 20 thousand social, cost-rental and broader affordable homes before the end of the decade.
The CEO of Ennis Chamber says the lack of available housing is permeating through all businesses, big and small.
Margaret O’Brien says an action plan is needed, but that that knee-jerk solutions won’t solve this.
The Chair of the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum says businesses in the hospitality sector, particularly in more rural areas are having to resort to buying houses, apartments and B&Bs to house staff.
Ennis Hotelier Sean Lally admits the property bubble during the Celtic Tiger was wrong, but he believes the state has had its head in the sand since, when it comes to incentivising property development.
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CEO, Helen Downes says the region’s reliance on attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is based on employees reporting a positive experience of working here.