Restricted sectors

The full list of restricted sectors MFI does not support includes:

  • Casinos –  Casinos and equivalent enterprises
  • Illegal Economic Activities – this is a catch-all for any production, trade or activity, which is illegal under Irish or European law for such production, trade or activity
  • IT Sector – Research, development or technical applications relating to electronic data programs or solutions, which:
    (i) aim specifically at:
    (a) supporting any activity included in the Restricted Sectors referred to under 1. to 4. (inclusive) above;
    (b) internet gambling and online casinos; or
    (c) pornography, or which:
    (ii) are intended to enable to illegally: (a) enter into electronic data networks; or (b) download electronic data
  • Life Science Restrictions – Providing support to the financing of the research, development or technical applications relating to:
    (i) human cloning for research or therapeutic purposes; and
    (ii) Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMOs”)
  • Production of and Trade in Weapons and Ammunition – The financing of the production of and trade in weapons and ammunition of any kind
  • Tobacco and Distilled Alcoholic Beverages – The production of and trade in tobacco and distilled alcoholic beverages and related products.  This restriction does not include businesses such as retail outlets (shops, supermarkets, restaurants, public houses and off-licences) which sell tobacco and / or alcohol as part of their wider product range.  Businesses involved in the production of beer are however excluded at this time

If you are unsure as to whether your business is restricted or not then please contact our office.

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