Athlone Chamber CE fears businesses won’t re-open after coronavirus

The chief executive of Athlone Chamber has said businesses won’t re-open after the coronavirus crisis unless action is taken now.

John McGrath spoke to Shannonside FM about the potential ramifications of the outbreak, and said the government must listen to the business community.

Mr McGrath is calling for a co-ordinated approach and has warned that when a link in the business chain breaks, the whole process falls apart.

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He says talks need to happen immediately: