SFA: SMEs will be our economic engine

In Ireland, SMEs make up over 99 per cent of businesses in the enterprise economy.

11th May, 2014
John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business.

In Ireland, SMEs make up over 99 per cent of businesses in the enterprise economy, and account for almost 70 per cent of people employed. These figures show just how important SMEs are to Irish economic life and to the very fabric of our society.

As Minister for Small Business, and indeed as a businessman myself, I am aware that the operating environment for businesses here, especially small businesses, remains difficult.

I am confident that SMEs are...

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