LEO DLR approves €540k to support job creation in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Local Enterprise Office approves €540k to support job creation in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 


27 businesses approved for grant funding from the Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will create 44 jobs immediately, growing to over 100 within the next twelve months.

Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has approved over €540,000 in financial support to 27 start-up and expanding small businesses since the start of the year in 2016. The local businesses were approved for feasibility study,business priming and business expansion grants.

The investment will lead to the creation of 44 jobs immediately with the potential for this figure to rise to over 100 positions over the next 12 months. By making this investment, our Local Enterprise Office is helping entrepreneurs in our county to take advantage of emerging commercial opportunities and to become ever more competitive in markets at home and overseas. 

Dearbhla Lawson, Director of Economic, Community and Cultural Development in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, added:

The businesses we have assisted trade from towns and villages right across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and are led by people who are bringing exciting innovation to their chosen sector whether it is software development or fashion, ecommerce or tourism. We look forward to following their ambitious plans in the coming years, as small businesses such as these are imperative to the on-going development and growth of our local economy.

Amongst those businesses supported are WhiteandGreen.ie, a Rathmichael-based family business selling Ireland's first brand of 100% Organic, Fairtrade-certified luxury cotton bed sheets, throws and scarves and Thefreebirdclub.com, a Dundrum-based peer-to-peer travel website for over-50s which connects people who have unused rooms with those looking for a place to stay.


Dun Laoghaire’s Carraighill Capital specialises in the production and sale of market analysis reports to blue chip financial services clients across global markets while Allied Consultant Engineering is a start-up based in Sandyford that offers structural engineering services to the wireless communications industry.                                                                                                                                                                 

For all media queries, please contact Michael Hayden, Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown on 204 7083 / mhayden@leo.dlrcoco.ie

250K Approved Photocall

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Some of the local businesses that received funding from the Local Enterprise Office this year. 

Photo from L - R:

Eibhlin Curley - Local Enterprise Office DLR

Peter Mangan -Thefreebirdclub.com

John Forde - Carraighill Capital Ltd

Cllr. Cormac Devlin - Cathaoirleach DLR CoCo

Rebecca Winckworth - White & Green

Danielle Winckworth - White & Green

Roger Murphy - Allied Consultant Engineering Ltd

Dearbhla Lawson - Director of Economic, Community and Cultural Development, DLR CoCo