Government launches €250m job creation programme for regions
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton this morning have launched a €250m plan to grow jobs in small towns and villages across the country.
Speaking at Croke Park, they said the Government plans to grow jobs in regions outside Dublin where the economic recovery has been weaker.
As part of the Action Plan for Jobs, the first tranche of €50m of Enterprise Funding will be made available this year.
At the event, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said funding under these programmes will be allocated on a competitive basis, with most funds awarded to regional projects in towns.
The plan has divided the country up into 8 regions. ;; They are: South East (Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford); South West (Kerry and Cork); Mid West (Clare, North Tipperary, Limerick); West (Mayo, Roscommon, Galway); Midlands (Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath); Border (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan, Sligo); Mid East (KIldare, Meath, Wicklow) and Dublin.