This innovative initiative is funded through the Emigrant Support Programme by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which seeks to facilitate in practical ways those who left Ireland and want to return home. Thanks to the support provided there will be no charge for those selected to participate in the initiative.


Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Welcoming the return of Back for Business, Minister Coveney said: “I welcome the launch of a new round of the Back for Business programme. My Department’s continued funding of this initiative is an important contribution in supporting the entrepreneurial skills of our well-educated and well-connected returning Diaspora. Their experience of working and living internationally, assisted by the Back for Business programme, can bring the benefits of new investment and employment opportunities across Ireland.”


Minister of State for the Diaspora & International Development. Minister Cannon also welcomed Back for Business, saying: “Global Irish – Ireland’s Diaspora Policy, is aimed at supporting the successful return to Ireland of our Diaspora. Back for Business is a practical measure to implement this commitment. This programme can make a real difference to returned and returning emigrants, who want to establish new businesses in Ireland. The successful delivery of this programme will enable these entrepreneurs to build new businesses and contribute to our economy and society.”