The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is the first-stop for anyone seeking information and support for starting or growing a business in Ireland. In Dublin there are four dedicated LEO teams, one based in each of the region’s four local authorities. It is the job of each of these LEOs to promote entrepreneurship, to foster business start-ups and to develop existing micro and small businesses in Dublin via a range of supports and services in their locality. These are highly accessible, quality supports, ranging from financial aid to training, to mentoring for your business ideas. In addition, the LEO network provide a platform from which to network or showcase your business via national network events held throughout the year.
More information on the grants and supports offered by each of the Local Enterprise Offices in Dublin can be found on their sites below:
Fingal-Local Enterprise Office
Local Enterprise Office Fingal provides a range of supports to help those establishing a new business and owner/managers of existing small businesses who wish to grow their enterprise.
The Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City, seeks to promote an enterprise culture, help people who are thinking of starting a business and support small business owners in Dublin City. The range of supports includes business ideas generation workshops, start your own business courses, business skills workshops and management training. We run several business networks and provide one-to-one mentoring support. Financial support is also available to eligible businesses.
LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown operates as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in the area. The Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is one of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland.
Local Enterprise Office South Dublin is a state funded agency that helps you start and expand your business in South Dublin through financial assistance, business training, professional mentoring and enterprise information. South Dublin is a great place to do business with a young population, immediate access to a market of more than 1.5 million people, a terrific modern infrastructure and world class business supports
There are literally hundreds of young entrepreneurs launching their start-ups in Dublin, hoping to climb the precarious ladder in the tech, food and pharma sectors.
Many of these companies will go on to achieve greatness; some will be quietly successful, others will become well-known names across the globe. Others, sadly, will perish under the immense pressure of starting and running a company from scratch.
Dublin.ie caught up with Jack Kirwan (pictured above right), founder and co-owner of Sprout & Co. restaurants, which are, well, sprouting up all over the city, to find out what it takes to get from that init
What happens when you choose the road less travelled and forgo a full-time college course on leaving school? We chat to Craig Andrew about what he did instead.
The Leaving Cert can seem like the biggest thing in the world when you’re 18. It’s going to define the rest of your life. You’ve got to work hard if you want a job. You’ve got to work even harder if you want a well-paid job. And you’re just lucky if you enjoy it. That’s how Craig Andrew and many others felt when they were that tender age.
“It’s not like I didn’t try,” Craig says. “But nothing really spoke to me that much. So I applied for stuff I thought was relevant, with help from guidance co
When Izzy was little she always said that her favourite thing about being in a wheelchair was that her shoes never got dirty.
They looked brand new every day and the lights never ran out in her favourite light-up runners. However, her real shoes were her wheels. I remember we used to decorate her wheelchair for birthday parties and Halloween. We filled them with fresh flowers once when she was a flower girl for a wedding. At Christmas, we used to put tinfoil and lights around the wheels and lots of tiny Christmas decorations for the Xmas family show.