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

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You can find the following key information for business: 


  • Taking Care of Business: Free advice and information for businesses Thirty State bodies and services will be ready to give expert advice and information to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs at Taking Care of Business, a free one-stop-shop event taking place on Wednesday November 8 in the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle.

    Register now

  • Notice of Regional Enterprise Development Fund. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen TD (29th May, 2017) launched a new Regional Enterprise Development Fund of up to €60m.

    This competitive funding has been provided by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland and is a key action to support the Regional Action Plan for Jobs and the Action Plan for Rural Development. The Fund is aimed at accelerating economic recovery in every part of the country by delivering on the potential of local and regional enterprise strengths. The Fund will support significant collaborative regional initiatives to build on specific industry sectoral strengths and improve enterprise capability, thereby driving job creation.

    Under a competitive process, Enterprise Ireland is now seeking applications for funding under four streams with varying investment levels:

    Stream 1 Major Change Projects - €2m up to €5m per project,
    Stream 2 Regionally Significant Projects - €250,000 up to €2m per project,
    Stream 3 Local & Community Enterprise Development Projects - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project,
    Stream 4 Industry Clusters - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project.
    Feasibility Study funding is also available for Streams 1 and 2 projects only.

    Please see the link below for full details of this competitive fund and application process. This scheme is open to all regions in the Republic of Ireland including the Dublin region.

    Regional Enterprise Development Fund

    For further information contact the following regional representative in your region:
    Dublin Mid East region contacts:
    Michael Brougham 090 6487121
    Deirdre O Neill 01 7272145
    Ena Coleman 01 7272787

  • Enterprise START Workshops If you have an idea for an innovative and ambitious start-up business that has the potential for exporting and growth in International Markets, then Enterprise Ireland can assist you in exploring your new business idea through their Enterprise START Workshops.

    Their Workshops can help you build the foundations for your success by understanding:

    • Your customer
    • Your market
    • Your funding needs

    The workshops are practical, interactive and thought provoking. Participants will be provided with comprehensive information to understand the business development process including the key success factors and potential pitfalls as well as an outline of financial supports available from Enterprise Ireland and your Local Enterprise Office.

    They have upcoming workshops in:

    Mayo on Wednesday 27th September 2017 in Westport, Co. Mayo

    The workshop is free of charge and refreshments are also provided If a person would like to attend then they must register via the registration form on the Enterprise Ireland website.
    Registration details and further information can be found at

  • - 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)