Barry Andrews, Fianna Fail’s Dublin candidate for the European Parliament election, has proposed the establishment of a Dublin Office in Brussels to attract investment and to map the impact of EU initiatives on the capital.

A number of European cities have a Brussels office. Vienna and Gothenburg are examples that are both similar in size to Dublin. Speaking at the Dublin Chamber hustings for the European Elections, Mr Andrews said “The Dublin Office would bring together the four local authorities, the universities and tech companies based in the capital to collaborate on projects to advance sustainable development for a smarter Dublin.”

He said economic growth is vital to the city but that it must be managed and sustainable in the interests of Dubliners. “The shortage of housing and the limited transport options are serious quality of life issues for our citizens and significant constraints on the city’s development. European investment is available for sustainable, smart city development. I believe we can build on the work already underway by having a dedicated office for our city at the heart of Europe,” concluded Barry Andrews.

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