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19.04.2017Brexit -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

24.03.2017The 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

26.07.2016The European Commission under its Single Market Strategy have proposed the introduction of a Services Passport for providers of business services and construction services. The Services Passport will simplify the administrative procedures for service providers who want to expand to other EU countries. As part of the Commission’s work in developing the Services Passport they have launched a public consultation and are seeking views from stakeholders, on the effect the administrative and regulatory procedures and insurance requirements have on their attempts to provide their services in other EU countries. The results of this consultation will provide invaluable input for the Commission in assessing the issues which the Services Passport will need to address. The consultation on the proposal to introduce a services passport and address regulatory barriers in the construction and business services sectors, and on possible action to address barriers in the insurance sector, will remain accessible until 26 July 2016.
24.04.2016Visit the Census 2016 Website
18.04.2016 Your Europe Advice will be hosting a Facebook chat answering questions on the recognition of professional qualifications in the EU. The chat will take place on 18th April 2016 and questions can already be submitted to the  Facebook event page
30.03.2016Social Media For Small to Medium Sized Businesses - Learn The Skills To Increase Your Profiles in 2016 with Sarah Staunton, Marketing & Advertising Specialist. Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 1.00pm – 2.00pm in the Central Library, ILAC Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. Booking Advisable To Avoid Disappointment On The Day. Tel. 01 873 3996. email:
24.03.2016Free Talk: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur - Create and Produce Ideas by Learning the Creative Process to Becoming a profitable business person with Nevin Cody, QED Training. Dublin, Central Library, Thursday, March 24th from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Book online at Or in person Or by telephoning 01 873 3996 Or by emailing
15.03.2016Dublin City Public Libraries presents Starting a Food Business, an exciting and innovative afternoon of free interactive business support in the Business Information Centre, Central Library on Tuesday 15th March from 2.00pm - 4.30pm. Speakers from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the Environmental Health Section of the HSE and Dublin City Council Planning Department will share invaluable information and advice about starting a new food venture in the city. While attendance at the event is free, booking is recommended. Reserve your place now by phoning 01 873 3996 or by emailing
08.10.2015Taking Care of Business - North East Regional Event Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda Thursday 08 Oct 2015 - Representatives from 30 State Offices and Agencies will be available at Information Stands throughout the event to give you information and advice on a range of services that span your business needs and activities.
24.08.2015Government signs contract to deliver a one-stop online licensing portal - The new licensing portal will allow retailers to register and apply for licences they are obliged to have for trading purposes in one location thus reducing dramatically the amount of time in form filling required to comply with various licensing obligations.
01.07.2015New Global Irish website - This online portal is a new resource for the Irish abroad providing signposts for Irish people and people of Irish descent and affinity to information that might be helpful to them in their lives overseas, and, information for those thinking of coming home
01.06.2015The Companies Act 2014 replaces the Companies Acts 1963-2013 and will be commenced on 1 June 2015. For more information please go to the Companies Registration Office website