Economic Development and Protection of Employment

Meeting of DĂșn Laoghaire County Council


9th March 2009

Motion: Councillor M. Baker

That this Council requests the Manager to set up a small task force of Council officials and elected representatives to see how the Council, within its own activities, could protect or even increase employment in the County.


On 28th November 2008 the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government issued “Guidelines for the Operation of County/City Development Board(CDB) Economic Development Sub Committee” Circular LG 16/08. One of the roles of the Economic Development Sub-Committee identified in the guidelines is to act as the locally based inter-agency task-force to respond to significant issues (e.g. closure of major businesses or development of specific economic initiatives). The Council through its participation in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Board and its Economic Development Sub-Committee is already addressing the terms of the motion.

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