Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber welcomed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD with Fine Gael colleague, Senator John Cummins to Dungarvan for a lunchtime session with members of the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber

The Minister heard the challenges impacting local businesses, which reflect the challenges faced by businesses all over the country, including a shortage in workforce, insurance costs strangling businesses, lack of housing availability and planning for same, post-Budget impacts, fuel and carbon tax.

Questions around fishing were posed, a topic that relates directly related to our local environment which is rich in businesses connected to agriculture and the marine.

Direct engagement with government leaders is essential to effect change. We are delighted to afford this opportunity to members regularly.