Women in business come from a diverse array of backgrounds, personalities and approaches. Women in Business Networks provide a forum for these entrepreneurs to come together and learn from each other.
We checked in with the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office (DCLEO) Women in Business Network and met some inspirational members.
Aine McGurk – Dainty Bear
Aine McGurk has a thriving retail and wholesale business selling Irish-designed baby shoes and accessories online at daintybear.com. As an IT graduate with a computer science background, Aine found herself wanting more than her first job at Mic
The business owners in George’s Street Arcade are a diverse bunch, coming from the likes of Nepal, Poland, France and Venezuela. Join us as we meet them and learn about what brought them to one of Dublin’s best markets.
The much-loved George’s St Arcade is more than just a quick way to get to Drury St. It is a living breathing illustration of integration from all over the world, under one uniquely Dublin roof.
As we approached the green gates, we noticed an impeccably dressed lady with blossom in her hair; floating gracefully from stall to stall, greeting its inhab
It’s a tough time for business but there are supports in place for Dublin businesses via the Local Enterprise Offices and central government.
Local Enterprise Offices
Dublin City ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 222 5611 )
South Dublin ( email@example.com / 01 414 9000 )
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown (
With COVID-19 restrictions, Dublin’s attractions are currently closed. Tour them here in the meantime, and make sure to visit when they’ve re-opened.
National Gallery of Ireland
Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection in full on their website.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Ireland has moved to Level 5 restrictions for a period of six weeks from Thursday, 22nd October.
At Level 5, the public health risk means that you are asked to stay at home, with certain exceptions. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. Please see gov.ie for the latest.
Whether you are an art lover, an artist or an art professional, there are plenty of free events to keep you engaged and interested every week throughout October!
Futures is a European photography platform that wants to add long term value in presenting curated talents from all over Europe. Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The programme is divided into 5 sections, with online exhibitions, panel discussions, studio visits and more, with some of these events being run privately and in support of artists and arts professionals. If you are intereste
This year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Nutgrove Arts Festival 🎨🎤🎭
This year you will see Nutgrove Arts Fest moving online with an array of musical performances, Introductions to Artists, online Art workshops, Art competitions, Traditional Halloween story-telling, and much more.
Stay tuned and enjoy 🎊
The Doorway Gallery
Presented by Corps Ensemble in partnership with axis
Written by Emma Donoghue, Oscar-nominated writer of "Room"
"They say she gives you one long look and your life hangs in the balance. But they say so many things about her, they can't all be true.'
A potent brew of passion, ambition, and courage, Kissing the Witch cracks open the stories we know and love to see what's really going on beneath the cloaks and crowns. Journey through time and tradition as five fantastical stories weave a tapestry of love, lust and everything in between.
This is an online screening of a pre-recorded pe
Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs a one-off exclusive global livestream show from the National Concert Hall.
One of Ireland’s enduringly popular artists, an evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power. For this exclusive one-off livestream show, he invites Irish Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter, Loah, to share the stage.
A streamed online event Presented by Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Lock Inn on Wednesday 11th, 18th and 25th of November, 2020
Quirky, bubbly Joan walks into a bar in New Orleans. Serious, sullen Darnell is not in the mood to talk. A random encounter between two lost and lonely people sparks this funny, feel-good story of human connection.
Bewley's Cafe Theatre is proud to present online, its production of They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold, which charmed and entertained audiences in the Cafe Theatre in 2019. This was the European Premiere of this work by Jacquelyn Reingold, write
From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…
Directed by Jim Culleton
WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edi
Elisa Capitanio is a UX Designer at social media intelligence agency Storyful, and also runs her own independent abstract art business.
She came to Ireland nine years ago completely by chance. Living in Italy, she longed for a change of pace, so she left her home of Bergamo and moved to London. Dublin came calling with an opportunity for Elisa to try her hand at being a web designer, so she packed her bags for a second time and moved country again. Since then, Ireland has become her permanent home and has inspired her art.
She chose Dublin for its fast market and inspiring tech community.
Of working in Dublin’s tech industry, Elisa said:
Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time.
I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al
Following a recent major agreement between the Government and the Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration there is a significant opportunity for Dublin to become a centre for dispute resolution.
Dublin has a huge amount to offer as an international arbitration venue, including a highly respected legal system. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Ireland will also be the only fully common-law, English speaking country in the EU. Currently cities including Paris, Zurich and Stockholm have been seen as seats for arbitration, however newer places, including Dublin could now attract high profile cases. This has the potential to be a major boost to the econ
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many businesses facing an uncertain future, rethinking how they will make money. Many entrepreneurs have found a silver lining from their new circumstances in being given an unexpected opportunity to work on sustainable and ethical ideas as they reinvent their business.
Making your start-up or existing business sustainable or ethical is also a smart, future-proof option. Customers are now much more informed and aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. A more sustainable product or service will create a positive brand image and reputation that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.
As the impact of the COVID–19 outbreak intensifies, businesses across Dublin are finding ways to diversify to survive the crisis and retain their staff. The virus is hitting our economy hard, and it’s creating a situation that’s well beyond the experience of most business owners. However, in these difficult times, many businesses have managed, with the support of their Local Enterprise Office, to adapt and shift to new products and services quickly.
Uniformal, an established uniform and corporate wear provider based in South Dublin, have been supplying Irish businesses with bespoke and premium ready-to-wear uniform solutions and workwear fo
Conall Laverty is the founder and CEO of WIA, a start-up company that works with property owners and developers to deploy Internet of Things hardware to reduce cost and improve their buildings’ performance.
WIA provides a simple way for people and things to communicate with just a few lines of code. With over 10,000 clients across 100 countries, it has attracted €1 million in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. As a result, Conall has become a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem.
Conall is one to watch. He h