Irish Government launches help for SMEs next week…

So good news at last for small business in the Republic. Just like small business in Northern Ireland, they’ve been starved of capital even as European taxpayers have been stuffing the banks full of cash…

Silicon Republic reports

The Irish Government is set to open the microfinance scheme from next Monday for businesses and sole traders that employ 10 people or less that have been refused credit by the banks. Via the fund, businesses will be able to apply for loans of up to €25,000.

Those interested in applying for the scheme can get application forms from the county and city enterprise boards.

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