Roscommon businesses receive Online Retail Scheme funding

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail at the Department, Trade and Employment Neale Richmond has this week announced that a total of 98 retailers have been approve for funding under the Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland.

Ardcarne Garden Centre, Paul Byron Shoes and Ganly’s Hardware and Heating have all been approved for the grant which will see successful applicants share in a total of €2.3 million. The Roscommon businesses will receive amounts ranging from a minimum of €10,000 to a maximum of €25,000.

Announcing the funding, Minister Richmond said: “I want to congratulate the 98 retailers across Ireland who will benefit from this funding. Retailers are at the heart of our communities across the country and the Government is delighted to support them in their transition to online retail.

“An online presence allows retailers to improve their service for existing customers, attract new customers at home and abroad, as well as future-proof their operations”.