Clare’s Junior Minister is being called on to ensure that small businesses in Ireland are able to draw down loans to help prepare against the impact of Brexit.
It comes a survey found that despite having a similar loan application rate to other Euro area countries, Ireland’s SMEs have a rejection rate almost double the EU average.
The Local Enterprise Office in Clare has said that a range of supports are available for SMEs that need it, including a discounted Brexit Loan Scheme through the banks.
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But Ennis Fianna Fáil Councillor Pat Daly says it’s down to the county’s Junior Minister Pat Breen to ensure that our smaller firms can access the finance they need: