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Local Young Entrepreneurs encouraged to Submit Ideas to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to win research grant of €15,000 and week shadowing top Irish entrepreneur.

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has urged local entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 to submit their ideas on job creation to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

“The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is organising a nationwide campaign offering young people with ideas on job creation the opportunity to put their proposals to the new Government,” said Senator Eames

The competition is being organised in conjunction with TV3’s “Every Job Counts” campaign and in line with the Government’s focus on job creation. The young people behind the top proposals will be given the opportunity to shadow a leading business person and the overall winner will receive a research grant of up to €15,000.

“Participants will be rewarded for their effort by receiving constructive feedback from business leaders. The young people who develop the best job creation proposals will be given the opportunity of spending a week shadowing a successful Irish entrepreneur and the top entry will also win a research grant with Amarach research of €15,000. I would urge any local young person to avail of this opportunity and let their ideas be heard.”

“It would be fantastic to have local participation in this programme which offers some exciting rewards for winning proposals. Entries are being evaluated by leading Irish business people and entrepreneurs,” continued Senator Eames

To enter this competition simply email your proposal to [email protected] or send it to Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Dept. of Children, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. For more information log on to