Chamber Executives from around Ireland met with Minister Gerald Nash to discuss the issues facing Irish SMEs.
Madeleine Quirke, Chief Executive of Wexford Chamber, said “We had a very productive meeting with Minister Nash. The Irish economy has seen a tremendous recovery over the past year, but not every sector of the economy has experienced growth. Small businesses, particularly those in regional areas, are still struggling and new taxes being raised must be put towards economic development across the country.”
Conor Healy, Chair of the Chamber Executives Forum, said “There have been a number of positive initiatives from the Government to support businesses, but Government must recognise the pressures that small businesses across Ireland are facing. In particular the Low Pay Commission must be transparent, inclusive and realistic in its work and reflect taxation policy, competitiveness and economic circumstances for the job creating business community. ”
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