Chamberlink Issue 4 2023 - The future shines bright

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Advocacy Milestones 2023 This year the Cork Chamber Public Affairs team navigated a dynamic landscape, actively engaging with key stakeholders and policymakers on issues such as housing, transport, renewable energy, climate action, sustainability and education. Here is a snapshot of some relevant advocacy milestones throughout 2023.

Q1 JANUARY-MARCH – Draft Planning and Development Bill published – Public Consultation on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive – Public Consultation on CRU’s First Mover Disadvantage – Public Consultation on Electricity Storage Policy


Q2 APRIL – JUNE – Cost Rental Housing Scheme changes announced – Development of National Industrial Strategy for Offshore Wind announced – Ireland’s first offshore wind auction results – Cork City Local Economic and Community Plan

– Policy statement for Phase Two offshore wind

– Cork County Local Economic and Community Plan

– Meeting with Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan

– CDF meeting with An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin

– Meeting with Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Simon Coveney

– Meeting with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

– CDF* meeting with Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

– CDF meeting with Minister for Finance Michael McGrath and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Simon Coveney

– Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan II Consultation

– Meeting with Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan

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