Start-ups nationwide: A polarised tale of three counties

It seems that for start-ups, geography is everything. While those in Louth reap the effect of nearby bustling urban centres, Cavan and Monaghan are feeling the chill wind of isolation, writes Graham Clifford.

22nd December, 2013

Young people don't really want to come and live in Monaghan: they prefer the bright lights and to be where the action is,'' says John McEntegart as he attempts to explain why new enterprises in the county are thin on the ground.

As chief executive officer of the Monaghan County Enterprise Board (CEB) McEntegart is well-placed to gauge the levels of activity - or lack thereof - in the entrepreneurial space.

''Anecdotally, you might...

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