IRD Duhallow promotes and fosters an enterprise culture in the Duhallow area by delivering a range of supports to the business community. Our enterprise strategy has encouraged and strenghtened an entrepreuneurial climate that has inspired the creation of new enterprises and providing a supportative environment for existing businesses in Duhallow through support from programmes such as LEADER and the LCDP.
The LEADER rural enterprise measure in Duhallow encourages diversification and innovation, assisting small indigenous enterprises to expand and diversify. We aim to provide accessible services to businesses in Duhallow, which will lead to the growth of stronger companies in the area.
IRD Duhallow is proud of its economic impact as a source of employment growth and LEADER supported industries now account for 21% of all industrial employment in Duhallow and this figure will continue to grow as the sustainability of these local firms exceed that of larger foreign industries which based in Ireland in the 80s.