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Speech at the opening of the 2017 Summer School in Celtic Studies

A dhaoine uaisle. Tá an-áthas orm a bheith anseo inniu le Scoil Shamhraidh na hInsitiúide Ard Léinn a oscailt go foirmeálta. Cuireann sé gliondar orm daoine as gach cearn den domhan a fheiceáil cruinnithe anseo i lárionad domhanda an Léinn Cheiltigh lena gcuid eolais ar an ábhar seo a leathnú agus le blaiseadh de shaol agus de chultúr na hÉireann. Continue reading Speech at the opening of the 2017 Summer School in Celtic Studies

Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes strong improvement in Ireland’s competitiveness performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today (Thursday June 1st) welcomed the findings of the IMD’s 2017 Global Competitiveness Yearbook which shows that Ireland’s competitiveness ranking has improved by one place this year and Ireland is now the 6th most competitive economy as benchmarked by the IMD. Within the EU and Euro area Ireland is the second most competitive economy. This is Ireland’s best competitiveness ranking as benchmarked by the IMD, since 2000. Continue reading Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes strong improvement in Ireland’s competitiveness performance

Speech by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor At the Ireland India Business Association Conference, 27 October 2016

I am delighted to be here to address the Ireland India Business Association. This is a very important annual event and I thank the IIBA for the invitation to be with you today. It is also an opportunity to welcome India’s new Ambassador to Ireland, Ms Vijay Thakur Singh. Ambassador, I very much look forward to working with you as Ireland’s relationship with India continues to deepen and develop. I would like to acknowledge how important India is as a trading partner for Ireland.  

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces €45,000 funding for micro-enterprises in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

Minister-Mitchell-O-ConnorMinister Mitchell O’Connor announces €45,000 funding for micro-enterprises in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

A reallocation of funding ensures Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown is receiving €45,000 for LEO clients

 

Minister Mitchell O’Connor today welcomed the announcement that Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown will be receiving a further allocation of €45,000 in capital funding to assist micro enterprises in creating local jobs. The funding is part of a further allocation of €1.85m in Capital funding for 15 LEO offices throughout the country. These funds are being made available to meet identified demand for financial assistance for projects that can be initiated this year.

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