Border Economic Stimulus Package
ENTERPRISE Ireland held
a series of information sessions this week on the
recently announced, Border Economic Stimulus Package
which includes a €15m enterprise development fund
specifically available to projects in the six border
The special €28 million economic stimulus package
which applies to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim,
Cavan, Monaghan and Louth is designed to drive
economic activity in the region and ensure that
businesses have additional support in mitigating the
impact of Brexit.
The last of the briefings was held in Letterkenny
today at 10am, January 17th, in the Radisson Blu
Minister Heather Humphreys pictured
with Declan Hughes, Department of Business,
Enterprise Ireland Divisional Manager for Regions,
Mark Christal and Aidan McKenna, Regional Director.
Regional Director in the North East and North West,
Aidan McKenna said, “Since the Brexit referendum in
2016, Enterprise Ireland has been working
intensively with client companies across the
country, and in particular those in the border
region who will be especially exposed.
“It is important that Ireland is ready for the
changes that Brexit will bring about, for businesses
and consumers. The wide range of supports available
from Enterprise Ireland are there to help businesses
to prepare in advance for all eventualities.
“The Department of Business and Minister Humphreys
this month announced a new Border Stimulus Package
that is specifically targeted at supporting
enterprise and innovation in the border region in
preparation of Britain’s exit.
“As part of this, Enterprise Ireland will administer
a €15 million Regional Enterprise Development Fund
which will be available to projects in the
North-East and North-West. We are keen to inform
businesses and collaborative projects of the details
of the fund, how it can support their work and help
contribute to regional communities.
“Applications will be sought from Wednesday,
February 5th, 2020 and our team are looking forward
to engaging with those interested to get their
applications in over the coming weeks.”