Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has welcomed a total of €9.6 million in awards for five Galway projects under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund.
Minister Canney said: “This is very good news for the West. Galway projects have received nearly 25% of the total national allocation of €40 million in the current round of funding.
“As chair of the Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce, sustainable regional development in the West is core to our ambitions for growth and job creation.
“The projects being funded are at the cutting edge of innovation and I am particularly pleased that Grow Remote will receive €449,442.
“Supporting remote working either at home or in digital hubs is key to growth in rural areas, where people can benefit from greater flexibility for their working lives. Working locally also brings an economic dividend to our local businesses.
“Now that the National Broadband contract has been signed, the roll out of high-speed fibre broadband will facilitate a significant increase in remote working.
“I am also delighted to see awards of €4,023,400 for Galway Technology Centre DAC enterprise hub, €2,694,833 for Comhoibriú CLG incubation and co-working space, €1,205,833 for Galway City Innovation District Portershed and €1,239,408 for SCCUL Enterprises CLG enterprise hub.
“I want to congratulate all recipients of awards on their achievement.”
The Regional Enterprise Development Fund is an initiative of the Government under Project Ireland 2040 and aligns with the Future Jobs Ireland Framework.
The total amount awarded under the fund to date is almost €100 million.

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
January 8 2020