Building Your Business
New Local Enterprise Offices for the East Border Region in Monaghan, Louth and Meath

15 April 2014

On Tuesday 15th April 2014, Monaghan, Louth and Meath County Enterprise Boards,  ceased to exist, with the function of Enterprise support being moved into the remit of the relevant County Council through the Local Enterprise Office.  In relation to your relationship with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) if will more or less remain the same to you functionally.  The same staff will be working from the same office premises, and a similar approach to being support and development will be offered - training, mentoring support, support of networks, signposting, access to grants. The new LEOs are being established by legislation within the Local Authority structure and will continue to support micro enterprise clients at local level.

The second change in structures will occur at the end of May, when after the local elections the town councils will also face change. For example with respect to the town councils of Monaghan, Clones, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney and Ballybay will be abolished in favour of a single County Council with representation from the three new municipal areas the county has been divided into - Clones/Ballybay, Castleblayney/Carrickmacross and Monaghan, each with 6 publicly elected representatives.

These Local Enterprise Offices will continue to contribute to local enterprise development, putting local micro and small business at the heart of enterprise policy. You should note that the legislation allows for any data we have relating to you or your business will be transferred to Enterprise Ireland and by extension to Monaghan County Council who will operate the LEO on behalf of Enterprise Ireland. 

PLATO EBR will continue to be hosted under the Local Enterprise Office in Monaghan.

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  • Meath
  • Monaghon