32,000 people set up new businesses in Ireland last year.

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A report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), published this morning has shown that 32,000 people in Ireland set up a new business in 2013 and 85 per cent of them expect to become employers.

The rate of early stage entrepreneurial activity is at its highest level since Ireland first became involved in GEM research in 2000. The report, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland, Forfas and the Department of Jobs, shows one in eleven of the adult population in Ireland are now engaged in some aspect of early stage entrepreneurial activity.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the report confirms that people are becoming more open to starting a business as a career option.

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