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National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Consultation is open

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, T.D. has launched a public consultation to further inform the development of Ireland’s new National Social Enterprise Policy .

A process of consultation has already been completed which gathered the views of social enterprises, their representative bodies, funders, as well as other public bodies and stakeholders.

This has included six regional consultation events, the receipt of written submissions from stakeholders, and bilateral meetings between officials drafting the new policy and key stakeholders, representative groups, Government Departments and public bodies.

Now they wish to hear from you, the public, as well as any other interested parties, to ensure all views are heard . They’d also welcome your suggestions on a name for the policy that captures its vision and ambition for social enterprise.

This consultation will be live until January 31st 2024.

Respondents are advised that it is intended to publish all submissions online after the consultation. The Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Data Protection legislation.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

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