Ethnic entrepreneurs could boost Ireland’s economy

The Emerge programme, launched in 2005 to support ethnic entrepreneurship around the country, will continue its work this year, despite the economic downturn and changing immigration trends.

10th January, 2009

The Emerge programme, launched in 2005 to support ethnic entrepreneurship around the country, will continue its work this year, despite the economic downturn and changing immigration trends.

The business potential among non-national communities in Ireland could prove invaluable to the long-term recovery of the economy, according to Sean O’Sullivan, chief executive of South Cork Enterprise Board, one of eight partners that are behind the scheme.

‘‘We have to start preparing for the next rising...

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