FINE Gael Senator Deirdre Clune welcomes the 911 new jobs announced by The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today.
The jobs which will be created over the next 3 years are to be located in 53 new start-up companies supported by Government through Enterprise Ireland.
“I think it is extremely encouraging that these companies come from a wide range of growing and profitable sectors such as financial services, ICT, digital games, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
“The start-up companies have huge potential and this investment is evidence of the government’s commitment to support and encourage not only large multinationals in Ireland but small, indigenous businesses also.
“The support of small businesses is crucial to economic recovery and the government has identified them as a key focus within the Action Plan for Jobs. The expert advice from Enterprise Ireland is a crucial asset to new enterprises and will accelerate their growth and success.
“Through the ICT Conversion Programme and other initiatives the government is creating an environment where research and innovation can flourish.
“I am particularly delighted that 24 new jobs are to be created in Cork across two different software companies. UCC and CIT both have strong reputations in technology education and this will encourage more job creation in this field.
“Nomoseire is a Financial services software company in Bishopstown and Akari Software Curriculum development and management software for higher education institutions is located in Little Island.
“I hope that these 911 new jobs will lead to further job creation in areas of innovation as these young businesses continue to thrive.”