Since the Local Enterprise Offices were first established in 2014, they have distributed €81.5 million worth of direct financial assistance to over 5000 small businesses and entrepreneurs, stimulating job creation in communities across the country.
Limerick City and County Council has lodged a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for the iconic Opera site – the largest inner-city commercial development outside of the capital – which will be developed by Limerick TwentyThirty DAC over a six-year period at a total cost of around €180 million.
Meath County Council has agreed its most ambitious Capital Programme ever with a projected spend of €454 million over the next three years (2019-2021), with the most significant investment in the area of housing, which makes up 50% of the total programme.
The €230m Center Parcs holiday resort, due to open in Newcastle Wood in the south of County Longford later this summer, forms a major part of the overall Action Plan for Rural Ireland. Launched in January 2017 in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, the plan has put the spotlight firmly on the midlands county, placing it on the national stage. Report by Grace Heneghan.