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Prize of €15,000 research grant and 1 week shadowing top Irish entrepreneur

Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, has urged local entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 to submit their ideas on job creation to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

“The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is organising a nationwide campaign offering young people with ideas on job creation the opportunity to put their proposals to the new Government,” said Deputy Stanton.

“This is a great initiative and I urge any local young person to enter this competition. It would be fantastic to have local participation in this programme which offers some exciting rewards for winning proposals. Entries are being evaluated by leading Irish business people and entrepreneurs,” continued David Stanton

The competition is being organised in conjunction with TV3’s “Every Job Counts” campaign and in line with the Government’s focus on job creation. The young people behind the top proposals will be given the opportunity to shadow a leading business person and the overall winner will receive a research grant of up to €15,000.

“Young people, like so many in our community, are worried about the recession, about their parents’ employment and about their own future employment. Many of them have huge energy and ideas for economic development and this initiative will help them structure those ideas into workable proposals.

“Participants will be rewarded for their effort by receiving constructive feedback from business leaders. The young people who develop the best job creation proposals will be given the opportunity of spending a week shadowing a successful Irish entrepreneur and the top entry will also win a research grant with Amarach Research of €15,000. I would urge any local young person to avail of this opportunity and let their ideas be heard,” concluded Deputy Stanton

To enter simply send your entry to Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD by email: or by post to Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. Deadline for entries is Friday, 22nd July 2011. For more information go to: