Thursday 23 February 2017

Diaspora project still awaiting budget

A proposal to reward members of the Irish diaspora for creating new jobs in Ireland has yet to be given a budget, writes Áine Kerr.

The 'Irish Diaspora Initiative', which is designed to encourage some of the 80 million-strong Irish diaspora to create new jobs in Ireland, was not outlined in any great detail by the Government in the Jobs Initiative.

Despite prior speculation there would be a financial reward or a so-called 'finder's fee' of €3,000 for each new job created, the Finance Minister Michael Noonan set no such figure yesterday.

And no budget has yet been given over to the initiative which will first operate as a pilot scheme.

Irish Independent

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