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Limerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says Chamber

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first_imgEmail Funds no barrier to M20 motorway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Funding allocated for M20 planning process Previous articleLimerick schools dominate local competitionNext articleBord Bia recruiting food industry enthusiasts in Limerick Editor TAGS2040M20 center_img €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Facebook Limerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital plan Limerick Chamber business leaders stress the importance of infrastructural intervention for Limerick Print BusinessNewsPoliticsLimerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says ChamberBy Editor – February 7, 2017 929 Limerick Chamber has said that the commencement of strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 paves the way to bring about economic balance across the nation.Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Caroline Kelleher, said: “We welcome the recognition by the Government of the need to tap the underutilised potential of our regional cities with focused policies and investments to act as a counterbalance to Dublin.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It must be recognised that cities have a key role in the development of their hinterlands and driving growth for the wider region. It is positive to see the Government recognise the need to equip the regions with the right mix of physical and social infrastructure and further recognises the need for a coordinated approach to implementing the forthcoming Framework with particular emphasis on drawing together Government initiatives such as Rebuilding Ireland, the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Action Plan for Jobs among others.”“If we want to be serious about obtaining balanced regional development, we must recognise the need for consistency between capital investment plans and strategic planning,” she added.Ms Kelleher continued, “This discussion must advance the case of a number of key projects, not least the M20 motorway between Limerick and Cork, which will create a seamless motorway from Cork, taking in the cities of Limerick and Galway. This will act as a key conduit for economic development along a corridor that can be a powerful counterbalance to Dublin and, indeed, support Dublin by taking pressure off the capital.”“It must also focus on making sure the environment is right for airports to grow as there’s a direct link between airport growth and regional development.  The more that Shannon can grow, the more region stands to grow.” Build M20 and reduce VAT amongst pre budget submissionslast_img read more

Use of e-technology sets high performers apart

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first_img Previous Article Next Article High-performing companies are more likely to be making full use ofe-technology to cut the amount of time their workforce spends on routine tasks,new research has revealed. A study of 540 senior UK business decision-makers by Microsoft and CranfieldSchool of Management reveals that top performing organisations are intensiveusers of e-administration. More than 70 per cent use e-technology for staff performance reviews and/orpromotions, 61 per cent for career self-management. The study, Business-to-employee: Creating the agile workforce, states,”By reducing the time spent on routine and low-value tasks, suchorganisations free employees to leverage their expertise and acquire theknowledge needed to compete in the future. The high-performing workforce isempowered to make decisions when and where they need to be made, capitalisingon business opportunities as they arise.” More than 60 per cent of such organisations already support mobile working,more than half use hot-desking and about half support homeworking. Nearly 86per cent of top firms provide access to intranet training and 70 per cent toInternet training. Neil Holloway, managing director of Microsoft, said, “The latestadvances in information and communication technologies make it possible todramatically increase the effectiveness of managers and staff.” He addedthat this frees up people to be more creative. www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/ Comments are closed. Use of e-technology sets high performers apartOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more