A €28 million economic stimulus package for the Border region has been announced by Government to mitigate the impact of Brexit.
The package, which applies to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth, is designed to drive economic activity in the region and ensure that businesses have additional support.
The stimulus package includes €3 million for the six Local Enterprise Offices in the border counties for capability development programmes for micro and small firms with ambition.
It also includes an €8.5 million Brexit Transformation Fund to enable firms to transform their businesses and diversify markets, and a €15 million competitive Border Enterprise Development Fund, administered by Enterprise Ireland.
The minister also announced that as part of the next phase of the IDA's Regional Property Programme, three new Advanced Technology Buildings will be built in Dundalk, Monaghan and Sligo in 2020.
A series of workshops with representatives from enterprise agencies will take place in each of the six border counties in the coming weeks to raise awareness of the various strands of the funding package.
"This is a golden opportunity for businesses in the border region and I want to ensure that they get the maximum benefit out of this funding," said Minister Humphreys.