Irish border businesses boosted by £24m funding package
The Irish government is set to announce a €28m (£24m) stimulus package for businesses based in border counties.
The funding, which will be available to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth, is aimed at driving economic activity in the region and mitigating the worst impacts of Brexit.
The move follows increasing concerns over the devastating impact Brexit is having on the Republic's border communities.
The uncertainty surrounding the UK's decision to leave the EU has already impacted on cross-border trade and is expected to cause further economic damage to the region.
In an attempt to lessen the impact, Enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys will today announce a series of spending measures aimed at protecting business in border counties.