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Irish Point of Single Contact

The Irish Point of Single Contact brings together information on procedures and services to those intending to establish a business in Ireland.

Popular advice
General information for doing business in Ireland

Starting a business 

Establishing a place of business



Health & Safety

Licences/Permits & Online Services

Taxation & Social Security

Employment Rights

Closing your business

You can find the following key information for business: 


  • Brexit -Moving into the new Europe for SMEs - Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre in partnership with Fingal Libraries are holding a free conference entitled “Brexit -Moving into the new Europe for SMEs” in The Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 on Wednesday the 10th of May at 6pm.

    Speakers will include Barry Andrews, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs, Anne Lanigan Manager, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland and Donal McCarthy CEO of Commercial Mushroom Producers.

    Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.15pm. Booking is essential.

    RSVP to or by Thursday 4 May 2017

  • Start Your Own Business Programme - The Dublin City Public Libraries Spring 2017 Start Your Own Business Programme in association with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and QED Training takes place from 23rd March to 27th April. The programme is a series of six free talks and is aimed at those contemplating self-employment and in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting or growing a business in Ireland.

    By the end of the programme you will:
    1. Understand the pros and cons of being your own boss
    2. Know the key requirements and key tasks needed to start a business
    3. Learn how to put a business plan together
    4. Be able to evaluate your personal skills in business
    5. Know where to get advice and source finance for your business
    6. Be clear about the legal requirements for starting a business
    You can reserve your seat by:
    Telephoning 01 873 3996 OR Emailing
    OR Online
  • - This new licensing portal will allow businesses to register and apply for licenses they are obliged to have for trading purposes in a one-stop-shop thus reducing dramatically the amount of time in form filling required to comply with various licensing obligations. The development of is an ambitious and transformative initiative for how businesses and licensing bodies interact.
  • SOLVIT - SOLVIT is an informal problem-solving network created to solve problems that EU citizens or businesses are experiencing with the public administrations of EU Member States. These problems must be associated with a denial of their Internal Market rights due to Internal Market law not being applied correctly. Complaints should be submitted through the European Commission SOLVIT website complaint form. Before submitting a complaint you should ensure that you have gathered all supporting documentation so that it can be uploaded to the complaint database. Should you need information on your EU rights you should first consult the Your Europe website where you can find information on your EU rights including practical information on moving around the EU for citizens and businesses.
  • Single Market Business Tools - Playlist of European Commission videos which provides information on doing business in the Single Market (featuring the Points of Single Contact)