The issue was raised at last night’s meeting of the Town Council during which a call was made to incentivise new start-up businesses.
Cllr Dessie Lakrin said a number of initiatives could be considered including the reduction of rates for new companies.
“I’m not talking about sandwich bars or that as much as they are creating their own employment.
“I am talking about emerging businesses who need to be developed as they try to get off the ground.
“They should not be in a position where they have to pay €10,000 or whatever in rates straight off. We should introduce a sliding fee for them,” he said.