IBEC claim upgrade of N4 and N5 vital for economic growth of Shannonside region

Business representation group IBEC claim the secret to long-term economic growth in the midlands is via the upgrade of the N4 and N5 to motorway status.

The group has this week published their submission to the public consultation element of the National Planning framework following consultation with several business owners in the Shannonside region.

IBEC believes that connecting major cities to the regions is the only way to help spread population growth as well as easing the pressure on housing and services in major urban centers such as Dublin or Galway

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Aidan Sweeney, senior executive with IBEC, explained why an improved road network is vital to the Shannonside region: