€5m funding boost for North West businesses

21 projects across the country are to get funding worth over 30 million euro.

Minister Heather Humphries has announced those successful in the first round of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund in Mullingar earlier today.

The second round will take place in 2018.

Businesses in the North West will benefit from €5m of this funding with over 14 million has been approved for projects in the south and 11 million for those based in the eastern and midlands region.