7 May 2019, 09.04

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, for consideration of a report by the National Competitiveness Council on the cost of doing business in Ireland.

Read the report here

The report covers cost areas such as labour and property; utilities; childcare; transport and business services.

Professor Peter Clinch, Chair of the National Competitiveness Council, will appear before the Committee.

Committee Chair, Colm Brophy TD, said, “The overall figures in this report suggest that Ireland is maintaining a cost competitive position but a number of key competitiveness indicators have been rising over recent years and Committee Members will wish to discuss these and other issues with Professor Clinch in order to ascertain the impact on the competitiveness of firms and of Ireland as a place in which to do business.”

The meeting will take place in Committee Room 2 at 2pm.

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Solidarity - People Before Profit

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Independents 4 Change

Labour Party

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Fine Gael

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Fianna Fáil

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