Enterprise Ireland has released its 2018 annual report, noting an increase in regional employment.

2018 represented a record high for Enterprise Ireland, with total employment in client-supported firms standing at 215,207. More than 60pc of client employment was located outside Ireland’s capital.

But, speaking of Brexit’s impending deadline, CEO Julie Sinnamon said it represents uncertainty for many businesses.

“While 85pc of our clients have taken Brexit actions, our continuous efforts to support our clients to innovate, diversify and compete will ramp up so that Irish businesses are equipped to mitigate against the fallout of Brexit and build on the strength of the 2018 results,” she said.


Words by Colm Gorey