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How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

AINE COLLINS IS passionate about entrepreneurship and hopes that the recession has changed Irish attitudes towards failure in business.

The Cork North-West TD has previously told this website about the need for failure to be worn as a badge of honour, like it is in the US, and she believes the government can do more in the area of encouraging young entrepreneurs.

But in an interview with this week, Collins also identified another barrier to having more young entrepreneurs in Ireland. She calls it the ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’:

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Hugh O'Connell

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