This innovative initiative is funded through the Government of Ireland’s Emigrant Support Programme. This programme seeks to facilitate in practical ways those who have returned home to Ireland, having spent some years living abroad, and are setting up a new business. Thanks to the support provided there will be no charge for those selected to participate in the initiative.


Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora. Minister Brophy welcomed Back for Business, saying: “The Government is committed to supporting our citizens who
are coming back to Ireland. Returning emigrants bring a wealth of experience and ideas and I welcome the contribution they can make to our national prosperity. Back for Business has been a great success in recent years in supporting businesses being started by returning emigrants throughout Ireland. Past participants have made significant progress and I am proud of
their achievements. Their new businesses generate economic activity and additional employment across the country. I welcome the establishment of a Back for Business Community offering additional support to past participants to further develop their new enterprises. Back for Business presents a great opportunity for Irish citizens returning to Ireland who wish to tap into their entrepreneurial potential. I would encourage all those eligible to apply.”