Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Questions (535)

Niall Collins

Question:

535. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the total number of applicants and number of successful applicants for the start-up entrepreneur programme to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18634/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

To date, thirty six applications for the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme have been received by the Department of Justice and Equality. Twenty one of those applications have been successful and five applications are currently under consideration. Of the remaining applications, two applicants withdrew from the process while the remaining eight applications were not deemed to meet the criteria for acceptance on to the programme.