Social Enterprise: Social enterprise takes its place at the governmental table

The Programme for Government aims to replicate successful examples of strong social enterprise across the state, writes Dave Boland.

24th November, 2013
Sean Sherlock, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation.

Social enterprise, the catch-all term for those businesses which prioritise people and community over profits, may have its roots in the communities that provide each project's inspiration, but its reach is extending into the highest echelons of policymaking.

This is thanks to a number of factors, not least the inclusion of social enterprise in the Programme for Government, a fact which has helped not only to raise its profile, but which has also given new...

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