Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

Credit Guarantee Scheme is welcome support for business

The Credit Guarantee Scheme will be operational from Wednesday 24th October. It is a support business urgently needs. The recent EU Commission Overview of Competitiveness across 27 member states shows that lending to small and medium enterprises (SME's) is Ireland's weakest area and an issue we need to urgently address. SME access to bank lending is critical to enterprise, innovation, and job creation and we are currently the second poorest performer

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Investment Stimulus Package

The €2.25 billion Investment Stimulus Package that Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin announced in July is an important component in our Strategy for Economic Recovery. This ambitious economic stimulus package will create up to 13,000 jobs in the construction sector and give much need boost to the economy. The measures include the approval of a new campus for Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman, a Gardá Divisional

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