Jobs department clashes with Stormont on funding for cross-border trade body

3rd September, 2017
Jobs Minister Frances Fitzgerald

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) clashed with its Northern counterpart over a €224,000 subsidy for the cross-border business agency InterTrade Ireland, internal documents show.

The subsidy of £206,000 was granted by the Northern Ireland government in 2015/2016, but attempts by Stormont’s Department for the Economy to strip it out of this year’s budget were met with opposition from Dublin.

Richard Scannell, the head of the DJEI’s inward investment and...

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