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Minister Coveney publishes White Paper on Enterprise Implementation Plan

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD today published the White Paper on Enterprise Implementation Plan 2023-2024 which includes 40 initiatives that will support delivery of the policy objectives outlined in the White Paper published last December.

Minister Coveney said:

“The focus of the White Paper is to enable a vibrant, resilient, sustainable and regionally-balanced economy made up of a diversified mix of leading global companies, international competitive Irish enterprise and thriving local businesses.

“We are already making progress across a range of programmes included in the Plan. Government’s recent decision to develop a National Industrial Strategy for Offshore Wind, for example, illustrates our determined integration of decarbonisation and net zero commitments into enterprise policy.  

“Many of the initiatives announced aim to strengthen Ireland`s high-performance economy. These include enabling the Local Enterprise Office to support a greater number of Irish businesses, enhancing access to finance initiatives to drive the scale and export potential of Irish enterprise, as well as complementing our Regional Enterprise Plans in ensuring balanced growth in all regions of the country.”

The commitments set out in the White Paper on Enterprise represent an ambitious vision for enterprise policy in the period to 2030, which will work to enable Irish-based enterprise to succeed through competitive advantage founded on sustainability, innovation and productivity, delivering rewarding jobs and livelihoods.

The Paper includes 15 targets covering the Government’s ambitions across the areas of employment and seven identified priority policy objectives:

  1. integrating decarbonisation and net zero commitments;
  2. placing digital transformation at the heart of enterprise policy;
  3. advancing Ireland’s FDI and trade value proposition;
  4. strengthening the Irish-owned exporting sector;
  5. enabling locally trading sectors to thrive;
  6. stepping up enterprise innovation; and
  7. building on Ireland`s existing strengths and opportunities.

Progress on the Implementation Plan will be monitored and reported upon every six months, with the first report scheduled for Q3 of this year.