Chamber Executives Highlight Concerns of Small Businesses

Nov 28, 2014

Chamber Executives from around Ireland yesterday (27/11/14) met with Minister Gerald Nash to discuss the issues facing Irish SMEs. 

Speaking this morning, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland 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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For further information please contact Mark O’Mahoney, Chambers Ireland on 01-4004300, 087 9707676 or email 

The Chamber Executives Forum is a quarterly meeting of the Executive Officers of Irish Chamber of Commerce Network:

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Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chamber and Chair of the Chamber Executives Forum.
Super Junior Minister of State for Business and Employment, Gerald Nash.
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Officer, Chambers Ireland.

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