Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

If you are aged between 18 and 35 with an outstanding idea/commercial venture for a start-up or existing business then you should enter the IBYE Competition. The IBYE competition is a national competition to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneur. Applying is simple and there is a €2 million investment fund and targeted business supports on […]

Microfinance Ireland cuts Interest Rate on New Lending

Microfinance Ireland is cutting its interest rates on new lending. This cut means that loans through your Local Enterprise Office will become more affordable for small businesses and start-ups. Click here for further information.

Deadlines for Conversion under the Companies Act 2014

Deadlines for Conversion under the Companies Act 2014 Under the 2014 Companies Act, all existing private companies limited by shares (i.e. incorporated under the previous Companies Acts) have the option of converting to one of the new company types (LTD or DAC (Designated Activity Company)) during a transition period which ends on 30th November 2016. […]

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

The Paternity Leave Bill has now passed through both houses of the Oireachtas.  A number of small amendments to the bill have been made.  Most significantly, it is now anticipated that Paternity Leave will commence on 1st September 2016 as opposed to 30th September as previously anticipated. The entitlement  will be 2 weeks of leave […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Voucher – Closing date 3 February 2016

If you are interested in building a link between your small business and Ireland’s public knowledge providers, then the innovation voucher may be just what you need. Innovation vouchers are worth 5,000 Euros from Enterprise Ireland, and are available to assist a small company explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowldege provider. Applications are […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund – Closing date 27 January 2016

Are you in the early stages of your start-up company? Would you like to potentially receive an investment for your company? Enterprise Ireland has launched the Competitive Start Fund, which is targeted at start-up and early stage companies in the ICT, manufacturing, internationally traded and industrial sectors. Apply for the Competitive Start Fund today! Applications close on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at […]

Latest results from the Plato Dublin 2014 to 2015 Programme survey

The relevance of the Plato model in assisting SME growth is illustrated in the most recent Plato Dublin Independent evaluation carried out by Tony Foley, Economist and Professor at DCU for the 2014 to 2015 Plato Dublin Programme who found that: 93% said they were more equipped to plan and implement specific management practices and […]

The Companies Act 2014

The Companies Act 2014 has come into law 23 December 2014 and started 1 June 2015. This is the largest piece of legislation lreland has ever seen, comprising a total of 25 Parts (over 1440 sections) and 17 Schedules. The Act consolidates, modernises and reforms Irish Company Law as it is intended to make it […]

TechElevate Work Placements

If you are passionate about technology and want to have industry recognised certification, this is the programme for you. The aim of the TechElevate programme is to provide  job-seekers with ICT industry recognised certification and work placements so they can break into careers, such as web development, system administrators and cloud technologies, as well as […]

Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is a competition conducted through the Local Enterprise Offices of each Irish Local Authority open to entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30. The aim of the initiative is to support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people in Ireland, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage Ireland’s […]