Summer Virtual Internship

Due to COVID-19 the Foundation for International Education (FIE) are exploring ways for a limited number of students to gain international experience and academic credit this summer by completing a remote version of their International Internship Course, which would involve virtual internships. This may not suit every kind of organisation, but could work well for tasks like business development […]

Financial, HR and Productivity Supports for Dealing with Covid-19

These coming months will be an uncertain time and we hope that you and your organisation are managing to operate as effectively as possible. Financial Supports The Local Enterprise Offices have put together a list of financial supports for SMES facing cash flow issues amid the ongoing Covid-19 Crisis. Please click here for a reminder of what they […]


Plato Dublin is very aware of the effect Covid-19 is having on SMES in the Dublin area.  Please feel free to contact the Plato office if we can be of any assistance during this difficult time. For businesses affected by COVID-19,  please download the Business Continuity Planning checklist issued by the Department of Business, Enterprise […]

LEAN Programme – Increase your Profitability and Competitiveness

Do you want to: Understand the methodology that is driving competitiveness and growth in organisations of all sizes across the globe; that will better help prepare you for Brexit and help you export? Make real improvements? Have a simple set of tools to reduce waste and cost? Understand cultural aspects of sustainable change? Experience the benefit […]

Go-2-Tender Workshop – Dundalk: 11th + 25th February

Go-2-Tender is an InterTradeIreland programme which has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis. The programme is geared towards SMEs who are new to tendering or who want to improve their basic tendering skills.  In […]

Katapult Programme – For Start-Ups with Global Ambitions: Starts 3rd February

LEO DLR are delighted to announce a course to support high potential companies in the region This course is suitable for companies or promoters who: Have a product or service that is capable of being exported Are interested in going through an intensive process to validate themselves and their business Want to get their business […]

Interesting Loan Offerings from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI)

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) are a strategic SME funding company whose goal is to ensure access to flexible funding for Irish SMEs. They aim to deliver lower cost, long-term, innovative and accessible funding by offering flexible products, through their On-Lending Partners. Examples of some of their products include: If you […]

Supervisor Management Skills: Starts 21st + 22nd January

This 6 week course will teach you the essential skills you need in order to look at the managerial challenges from a different perspective and build self-confidence. The course is delivered in a practical format, where you will get hands-on real world experience. The course is aimed at new or recently appointed supervisory managers, experienced […]

Prepare Your Business for Customs

Your local LEO is holding a 1 day workshop which will cover how export and import customs will impact trade with the UK as a ‘Third Country’, how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods. Please go to your local LEO website for more information.

Brexit Latest – How to Protect Your Supply Chains

If you own a business there are actions that you can take now to protect your supply chains so that you are ready for Brexit. InterTradeIreland has created FREE bitesize supply chain supports to help you identify where your key risks are and why you should start. Full details are here.