Joe Duffy has launched a search for inspiring individuals who create jobs in their local community for participation in the new television series of Local Heroes, in association with MACE.

This series will celebrate individuals across the country who have come up with new and innovative ways to stimulate job creation in their own villages, towns or cities.

Local Heroes will tell the stories of six individuals who are working to help create employment in their local community.

If you have an idea or project that aims to create local jobs for local people in your area, then please apply to take part in the series.

Application forms to be part of the new Local Heroes series are available on-line here or in MACE stores across the country.

The closing date for receipt of entries is 21st December 2012.