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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 May 1995

Vol. 452 No. 4

Written Answers. - County Enterprise Boards.

James Leonard


24 Mr. Leonard asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment the additional role, if any, he proposes for the county enterprise boards in the Border counties in the dispensing of EU funding. [6349/95]

Under the Operational Programme for Local Urban and Rural Development, the European Union will co-finance the boards' expanded range of activities in support of small business, including financial supports and the provision of advice, information, counselling and mentoring.

The boards will also seek to maximize the provision of resources for small enterprises from European Union and other funding sources.

To enable them to discharge this role, the boards will be kept informed by my Department of the potential of any EU-funded Border package for the promotion of enterprise activity in their areas.