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Local and European election candidates need to prioritise ‘crucial infrastructure’ – Chambers Ireland

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Ian Talbot, the business group’s chief executive, said development of housing, energy, transport, and water and grid infrastructure have been too slow

Chambers Ireland, the business lobby group, has called on local government and MEP candidates to be ambitious with their vision for the long-term growth of the country.

In its election manifestos, launched today, it said the slow pace of delivering key infrastructure projects needed to be reversed.

The group said Ireland’s competitiveness was being challenged by housing shortages, energy costs, skills gaps and the failure of the planning system to support the development of major …

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