New technology centre for Wexford

23 Jun 2003

A new Enterprise & Technology Centre has been opened in Enniscorthy by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise & Employment Mary Harney TD. The centre will be used to stimulate local employment and support local firms.

The new centre is one of the key developments to emerge from the work of the Wexford Enterprise Initiative.

The Tánaiste said: “The Centre will be a focus for enterprise development in the county. Micro enterprises and small businesses constitute an important source of economic activity and employment. This Government is committed to ensuring that our entrepreneurs have the environment, the facilities and the incentives to enable them to succeed and to develop into the big businesses of the future. This centre will be a very important catalyst in generating employment in Enniscorthy and the surrounding area.”

She confirmed that one unit of the centre is reserved for an initiative by the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) aimed at providing training and research facilities and at promoting business and entrepreneurial skills. The WIT Enterprise Support Unit is linked to the EU funded platform programme for enabling technology transfer.

The Tánaiste added that IDA Ireland recently planned two planning applications for the construction of an office building and an advanced technology facility at nearby Drinagh Business Park.
br>It is understood that six of the incubation units on the ground floor of the new Enterprise Technology Centre are already occupied. The companies include: AM/PM, Pinnacle Consultants, Dantec, Stafford Archaeologists, Adult Literacy and Alan Maher Consultants.

By John Kennedy