Enterprise Ireland host briefing sessions in Cavan & Monaghan on the Border Economic Stimulus Package

13th January, 2020

Cavan Monaghan
Minister Heather Humphreys pictured with Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage, Enterprise Ireland Divisional Manager for Regions, Mark Christal, Regional Manager, Jerry Moloney & Border Regional Manager, Aidan McKenna.

Enterprise Ireland today kicked off its series of information sessions taking place across the region 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 counties.

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 first of the briefings was held in Hotel Kilmore in Cavan town early this morning and later in the Four Seasons hotel in Monaghan.

Sessions will be held in the Fairways, Dundalk tomorrow at 2pm and on Wednesday morning in the Sligo Park Hotel. The series will finish in Letterkenny Co. Donegal this Friday, January 17th.

Commenting this afternoon, Enterprise Ireland 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. We are encouraging anyone interested in finding out more about the fund or any other element of the Government’s stimulus package to come along to the workshops.”

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  • Tuesday, 14th January 2PM Fairways Hotel Dundalk, Co. Louth.
  • Wednesday, 15th January 10AM Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
  • Wednesday, 15th January 2PM The Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim
  • Friday, 17th January 10AM Radisson Blu, Letterkenny Donegal

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For further information, please contact:

Ciara Ahern

Press & Media Relations

Enterprise Ireland

Ciara Ahern

+353 1 727 2018

+353 83 800 7203