From: Ciaran Mac Lochlainn (ciaranm at domain meritsolutions.ie)
Date: Wed 26 Jun 2002 - 17:02:25 IST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian O'Donoghue
> Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 4:54 PM
> To: 'ilug at domain linux.ie'
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] Why you oughta.....
> >A common misconception I think. AFAIK government funding of business
> >startups is a joke in this country. You have to jump through hoops
> >to get it, and it's pitance anyway.
> Agreed, cross the border and in the first village you find
> setup shop, then
> come back down to Dublin and ask for a grant, only then as a
> 'foreign' or
> 'quasi foreign with the power sharing arrangement' would you
> actually stand
> any appreciable chance of getting funding from the Irish government.
> /'ansin go minic....'
I dunno, last year I did a business ownership course and we were told
that two of the main categories for grants were exporters and import
substitution. Seems to me that printing ThinkGeek t-shirts in Ireland
which would have to be imported otherwise is a clear example of import
substitution. So would be an Irish Linux distro...
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