Call to prioritise infrastructure to boost jobs
by Michael O’Regan
Barry Ward (Blackrock, Dublin) said that real and effective regulation could not be measured by the numbers of forms filled in or boxes ticked.
The businesses hurt most by that kind of regulation were small enterprises, he added.
“While big businesses have full departments and full-time staff to deal with regulatory issues, small businesses, employing in Ireland over three-quarters of a million people, are crippled by unnecessary form-filling and meaningless red tape,” he added.