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FG to host online event for West Dublin locals on remote working

An online event looking for the view of Dublin West residents on remote working will be taking place next Tuesday, April 13.

Hosted by Fine Gael, the event will be attended by An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Senator Emer Currie.

This is the first in a series of online events taking place under the brand  “Shape Your Future” which is taking place this month.

Senator Currie said: “I am delighted to be able to take part in our first Shape your Future event with my constituency colleague, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, to discuss the issue of remote working.

“It is fitting that our first meeting will examine an issue that is currently a feature of so many people’s lives.

“We would like feedback from the public on our plans to make it a more permanent choice for workers and to discuss the challenges presented by changing work patterns.”

“The recent publication of the Remote Work Strategy includes building a legal framework and community infrastructure around remote work, which will hopefully see a positive impact on workforce labour participation and work/life balance.

“A new code of practice was introduced last week around the right to disconnect and a public consultation has commenced about the right to request remote work.”

Senator Currie says that there is “huge potential in my own constituency of Dublin West to regenerate our villages and main streets, creating more liveable, local communities with more on our doorsteps like co-working spaces, better childcare, active transport links and less commuting.

“That is why it is so important that we hear the views of people on the potential of remote work, on how we develop these strategies into a plan for Dublin West,” she said.

People can take part in the event by registering their details through Fine Gael’s website at https://www.finegael.ie/shapeyourfuture/dublin-west/. The event takes place on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at 8pm.

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