Local enterprise Offices paid out nearly €400,000 last year

Local Enterprise Offices which offers support to start-up and small businesses, paid out nearly €400,000 locally last year.
LEOs were founded upon the amalgamation of the two separate county councils and they form part of the government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

According to Minister of State Tom Hayes, their purpose is to act as the ‘first stop’ for all government supports for small business and are placed in easily accessible locations across the county.
In total €397,000 was provided through these LEOs in 2014.