Government to launch initiative to support start-up businesses in every county

rbrutThe Government will today launch a new 10 million euro initiative to support more start-up businesses in every county of the country.

The initiative comprises of two funds, which go live today, with the closing date in mid July.

A 5 million euro fund will be open to groups of Local Enterprise Offices and another 5 million euro Community Enterprise Initiatives fund will be open to groups and organisations in every county who come together with ideas for projects to create employment.

The news comes as 100 new jobs have been announced for manufacturing company Tricel over the next 18 months with recruitment for 40 already underway.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton says the Government is delivering on its targets: