SFA Delegation meets with Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

February 28, 2023

An SFA delegation met with the new Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, T.D., and his officials, last week. Headed by SFA Chair Geraldine Magnier and included, SFA Director, David Broderick, SFA Public Affairs lead, Elizabeth Bowen and Director of Childhood Services Ireland, Darragh Whelan, this was a productive first meeting.

The meeting, the first since the Minister was appointed last December, focused on a number of small business issues including:

  • Employment law
  • Rising regulatory burden
  • Town centre renewal
  • Housing
  • Access to talent
  • Sustainability and digital transition

The meeting was a great opportunity to raise the concerns of Ireland’s small business owners with the Minister and his Department officials. SFA looks forward to working with the new Minister through the Department’s Enterprise Forum of which he is Chair and the SFA a permanent Forum member.

For more information contact SFA Public Affairs Lead elizabeth.bowen@sfa.ie. Join the SFA to learn more about our lobbying activity.