The Forgotten Region

The PPN reps on the Economic Development & Enterprise SPC are calling on the government to stop treating the South East as the forgotten region.

At the most recent meeting of the Economic Development & Enterprise SPC at County Hall (19 Sept 2017) they heard how the South East is the forgotten corner of Ireland when it comes to job creation and inward investment.

Presenting the latest South East Economic Monitor report Dr Ray Griffin and Dr Cormac O’Keefe, both of WIT, outlined how the region has been neglected for too long by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland.

They say that, while the region’s economy has seen some recovery, this is well below growth in other regions and well below the national average. Continue reading