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Action Plan delivers 911 new jobs in Govt supported start-up companies

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South, Peter Mathews, has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton, that 911 new jobs will be created in 53 Government-supported, high potential start-up companies over the next three years.

“Today’s announcement is indicative of how the Government’s focus on creating jobs in indigenous innovative new start-ups, which have the potential to export their products and services, is delivering much needed jobs. In my own constituency in Dublin South,, an online booking service for hair and beauty appointments, started off 18 months ago with three young lads who had an idea that they believed could be developed into a successful business.
“After a lot of hard work and sheer determination, the company is creating twenty new jobs in Ireland and expanded the business into the UK earlier this year.
“I am delighted to see companies such as succeed like this. With the support of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Ups, the number of investments and jobs to be created has increased significantly on the same period last year, to 755 jobs in 42 companies across a wide range of sectors. Enterprise Ireland and the Minster Bruton have played a very important role in working closely with these new companies on the High Potential Start-Ups Programme.

“This Government believes that, in addition to attracting foreign direct investment, we must also support indigenous innovative new start-up companies such as We have a wealth of talented young people in this country and I believe that now, more than ever, is an excellent time for them to explore their entrepreneurial skills and set up businesses and create much needed jobs.”

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