Chamber Network Calls for a Focus on Capital Investment


Chambers Ireland along with North Kildare Chamber has today (30/04/15) called for a renewed focus by Government on capital investment. The call came during a meeting of the Chamber Executive Forum, a meeting of Chamber representatives from around the country where key issues facing Chamber members were discussed.


Speaking today, Allan Shine Chief Executive of North Kildare Chamber said, “Recent signs regarding Ireland’s economic performance have been positive, further evidenced by this week’s announcement of spending increases in October’s budget. While we welcome a modest increase in expenditure, it is vital that capital investment is prioritised. We need to keep up with the pace of our recovery and ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to support and sustain our economic growth.”


Capital investment is vital to support a sustainable future. Our infrastructure needs must be met in tandem with our economic development. With historically low interest rates and the availability of European funding, now is the time to invest in our future.


High on our agenda is the immediate requirement for Government to  release the funding required for the Sallins Bypass, Osberstown Interchange and M7 Naas to Newbridge Bypass Upgrade.

Shine said, “ This is the second busiest road in the Country after the M50.  We now urge central government to address this issue immediately.