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Ibec Mid West Regional Executive Committee members: (l-r) Tony Brazil, Pat Keating, President; Mary Scanlon, Conor Ryan, Jim Shorten, Sinead Mullins, Damien Clancy, Helen Leahy, Fergal O'Brien, Derek Kenny and Paul Neville. Photograph by Brian Arthur

IBEC meet at Shannon Airport

IBEC Mid-West Regional Executive Committee has met at Shannon Airport to discuss the critical need for increased capital investment in infrastructure in the region.

The Ibec committee has consistently called on government to deliver more ambitious capital investment for the Mid-West, highlighting the M20 Cork-Limerick road and the N69 Foynes-Limerick road improvement scheme as vital for the future growth of the region.

Ibec’s senior regional policy executive Helen Leahy said, “The M20 and N69 Foynes-Limerick upgrades are vital to support job creation and the development of the economy of the Mid-West. The projects are of huge strategic importance to business in terms of facilitating access and improving connectivity to the region.

“The lack of adequate capital investment in key road projects is currently damaging connectivity and the competitiveness of the region, while broadening the divide between Dublin and the regions. If delivered, these projects can support economic recovery in the entire South-West and Mid-West regions and encourage more balanced economic growth right across the country.”

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