WDC stresses importance of investment to stimulate growth

The West and North West will play a vital role in Ireland's economic recovery and future job creation, according to a new report which has just been published.

The study by the Western Development Commission says the renewable energy, software and communications sectors are particularly strong in the West and North West, and if expanded, will create further employment.

But it's warning the Government must invest in the region to stem the recent 7 per cent drop in the young population due to emigration.

WDC spokesperson Pauline White says the Government cannot neglect funding for the West and North West during the recovery period, and she's particularly anxious that broadband provision be improved...........