Enterprise Ireland

  • Almost 300 jobs were created in Mayo last year by Enterprise Ireland. The government agency responsible for supporting Irish businesses in the manufacturing and internationally traded services supported more than 18,000 new jobs nationally last year.

    According to Mayo Fine Gael Dail candidate Alan Dillon, Mayo has seen a 7% increase in Enterprise Ireland supported jobs last year over 2017, and across the western region there are now 14,500 people employed in Enterprise Ireland backed companies.

    Almost two thirds of total employment by Enterprise Ireland backed companies is now outside of Dublin.

    Enterprise Ireland is at present working on a one-to-one basis with its exporting clients on Brexit contingency plans. In 2018, the agency approved funding of €74m for 535 of its most Brexit-exposed clients.

    Alan told Midwest News today about the variety of companies in the county that are supported by Enterprise Ireland.

  • Enterprise Ireland today launched its final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2018. The competition is worth up to €750,000 in funding for start-ups and will open for applications on Tuesday next, 18th September and close on Tuesday, 2nd October.

    The Fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants and is open to innovative start-ups in all sectors, with a focus on manufacturing, lifesciences and renewables sectors.   

    The Competitive Start Fund provides entrepreneurs and start-ups with early-stage funding to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the global marketplace. The fund is designed to enable those companies to progress key technical and commercial milestones.

    Full details of the Competitive Start Fund for All Sectors can be found at www.enterprise-ireland.com/csfallsectors.