The capacity for businesses in Dublin Mid-West to facilitate remote working is greatly improving, a local TD has said. TD for Dublin Mid-west, Emer Higgins, has welcomed recent work by both government and businesses to ensure people have the choice to continue working remotely after the pandemic. “Working from home isn’t for everyone, but we are seeing more and more evidence that a growing number of people like the flexibility that remote working gives them and I’m delighted to see both business and government making moves to support this,” said Deputy Higgins.
“Recently, Minister Heather Humphreys announced the allocation of €5 million for a Connected Hubs Fund that will support the development of Ireland’s first National Hub Network and fund investment in hot-desks, office spaces and meeting rooms to make working from remote hubs easier and more efficient,” continued Deputy Higgins. “I’m also delighted that Bank of Ireland are getting in on the action and have launched a new initiative to allow employees work from home or from one of their new remote working hubs, one of which will be located in Clondalkin, which is fantastic news.”
Local Cllr Shirley O’Hara says that people in Dublin Mid-West want options when it comes to where they work from. “I’ve definitely noticed from talking to locals that remote working seems to suit a lot of people and gives them the flexibility to manage their day better and not feel like they have a long commute ahead of them at the start and the end of their day,” said Cllr O’Hara. “I’d love to see more businesses in the constituency following Bank of Ireland’s lead by giving people the option to continue working from home, it would be great for people to have that choice,” concluded Cllr O’Hara.