Thursday 21 September 2017

Support rural businesses - or lose them forever

Economist David McWilliams has discussed the plight of rural small businesses in his column. Pic by Ros Kavanagh
Economist David McWilliams has discussed the plight of rural small businesses in his column. Pic by Ros Kavanagh
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Letters to the Editor

I have enjoyed reading David McWilliams's articles supporting small business in rural Ireland. I see first hand what is happening both to businesses and people. As a small shopkeeper and publican, the future is indeed bleak.

Governments bring in legislation without thinking of the consequences of that action.

For example, look at the grocery order, which resulted in multinational supermarkets being able to sell products at below cost in order to bring in custom.

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