When people talk wistfully of the opportunities quality broadband could present for rural Ireland, it’s the likes of Philip Martin and his Carrick-on-Shannon-based company, Cora Systems, they are talking about. Despite COVID-19 his business will grow significantly this year with staff numbers increasing from 86 as more business analysts, project managers and software developers are hired.

So in what other ways has COVID-19 impacted his business and as chair of the Regional Action Plan for Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal, what does he think needs to be done to foster growth and success in the region?