Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (569)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

569. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the properties and land rented by local enterprise offices in 2018, in tabular form; the yearly rent paid per property; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19078/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

My Department established the network of the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) nationwide in 2014. The LEOs are operated by way of a partnership between Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities. They operate as a “first stop shop” for those looking to start a business or for small businesses looking for support, the Local Enterprise Offices are now a significant source of job creation and a hub of entrepreneurship across the country.

As the Local Enterprise Offices are business units within the Local Authority, the Local Authority will be the tenant in the cases of LEOs in rented accommodation. Any information and detail in relation to rental contracts and properties is a matter for the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.