Support available for business
The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the relevant bodies, organisations listed below.
Funding Support for Business
Information is available below on funding support for businesses starting up in Ireland:
- The Local Enterprise Office website is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support in starting up or growing your business.
- New SME online guide to funding supports
The guide is available on the Local Enterprise Office website. It details the range of Government supports available for business in Ireland.
The Microfinance Ireland website provides information on additional lending available through its Micro enterprise loan fund, to start up, growing and established micro enterprises based in Ireland. Information is available on its website how to make an application to the Micro enterprise loan fund.
- Information is available on Enterprise Ireland’s website on Funding supports for business. Enterprise Ireland is the government body responsible in Ireland for providing support to Irish businesses operating in world markets.
- Information is also available on the IDA’s website on setting up a business in Ireland. The role of the IDA is to attract overseas investment into Ireland.
Opening a bank account in Ireland
If you are setting up in business in Ireland, you may wish to open a bank account for your business.
Genera information is provided on the procedure required in the link below
Business Organisations in Ireland
Additional support for business is available in the links below to the relevant organisations representing business in Ireland.
- Chambers Ireland (network of chambers of commerce in Ireland)
- IBEC ( which represents Irish business)
- ISME ( which represents SME's in Ireland)