Useful Business Links

Business Districts

Sandyford Business District

www.sbd.ie

Business
Support
Organisations

Marketing Institute of Ireland - A marketing support organisation.  Conferences, Networking opportunities, and up-to-the minute research on all aspects of marketing

 

www.mii.ie

Chambers Ireland - Umbrella Organisation for the local Chambers of Commerce

www.chambers.ie

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber of Commerce - Local Business Representatives promoting the economic development of the communitywww.dlrchamber.ie
Crafts Council of Ireland - National Organisation that promotes the creative and commercial potential of craft and designwww.ccoi.ie
NovaUCD - Hub for new ventures and Entrepreneurs at UCDwww.ucd.ie/innovation/
Irish Business & Employers Federation (IBEC) - Largest Business Representative Organisation in Irelandwww.ibec.ie
Small Firms Association - A representative organisation for small businesses in Irelandwww.sfa.ie
Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) - Independent Organisation that represents Ireland's small and medium sized businesseswww.isme.ie

Education

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghairewww.iadt.ie
University College Dublinwww.ucd.ie
Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education (DFEi)www.dfei.ie
Blackrock Further Education Institutewww.bfei.ie

Student Enterprise Awards - Annual enterprise awards for 2nd level students in local participating schools

www.studententerprise.ie

Skillnets - A training network that provides subsidised training for employees

www.skillnets.ie

Enterprise Centres

Dún Laoghaire
Enterprise Centre
www.dlenterprise.ie
Nutgrove Community Enterprise Centre - Office space and facilities available on flexible termswww.nutgrove-enterprisepark.ie
St Kieran's Enterprise Centre, Sandyford - Space for local community enterprise
Media Cube, IADT - Work space and facilities for early stage digital development www.mediacube.ie

Environmental

Sustainable Energy Ireland - Ireland's National Energy Authority promoting sustainabilitywww.seai.ie
Smile Resource Exchange - Offers and sources resources for free to reduce wastewww.smileexchange.ie
Give or get - Exchange for unwanted goods

www.wastematchers.comwww.giveorget.ie

Green Awardswww.greenawards.ie
DLR County Council - Environmentwww.dlrcoco.ie
Department of the Environmentwww.environ.ie
Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.ie

European Union

Europa - Information on taxes, customs, importing and exporting goods, financial support for businesseswww.europa.eu

Funding

Microfinance Ireland - Offers Loans between €2000 to €25000 to Start-Up and existing businesses in the Republic of Irelandwww.microfinanceireland.ie

HPSU Funding - Enterprise Ireland is responsible for supporting High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Companieswww.enterprise-ireland.com
Halo Business Angel Network - Angel investors involved in investing in early stage companieswww.hban.org
Credit Review Office - Provides an independent, impartial credit appeals process for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)www.creditreview.ie

Franchising

Irish Franchise Association- Develop and promote best practice franchising in Irelandwww.irishfranchiseassociation.ie
Franchise Direct- 

Directory of Franchises for Sale and Business Opportunities in Ireland

www.franchisedirect.ie

Government Departments

Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reformwww.justice.ie
Department of Social Protectionwww.welfare.ie
Intreo - Offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alikewww.intreo.ie
Irish Governmentwww.irlgov.ie
Development of Public Expenditure & Reform per.gov.ie
Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltachtwww.ahg.gov.ie
Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovationwww.enterprise.gov.ie
BASIS - Business Access to State Information & Serviceswww.basis.ie
Companies Registration Office - Central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business nameswww.cro.ie
Revenue Commissioners - Primary state body responsible for the assessment and collection of taxes and duties in the Republic of Irelandwww.revenue.ie
eTenders Procurement - Single point of access for all Irish public sector procurement opportunities for both purchasers and supplierswww.etenders.gov.ie
Data Protection Commissioner -Gives information on individuals' rights and on organisations' responsibilitieswww.dataprotection.ie

Internet/IT

Ireland's Domain Registry - Registry for .ie Internet Domain Names and maintains the database of .ie registered Internet nameswww.iedr.ie
Irish Internet Association -Independent representative body for internet businesses in Irelandwww.iia.ie
Web Summit - The worlds greatest tech festwww.websummit.net

Local Authority

DLR County Council - Covering South East County Dublin www.dlrcoco.ie

Local Enterprise Offices

Local Enterprise
Offices of Ireland
www.localenterprise.ie

Patenting

Irish Patents Office - Provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection www.patentsoffice.ie
European Patent Office - 

Offers inventors patent protection in up to 40 European countries

www.epo.org

Publications

Irish Business Forums - Irish Business Forums and Digital Marketing and Business Advice for Irish Business and Irish SME Owners.www.irishbusinessforums.com

Research & Development

Innovation Vouchers - Build links between Ireland's higher education institutes, public research bodies and small businesseswww.enterprise-ireland.com

State Agencies

Teagasc - The national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to agriculture and the food industry.www.teagasc.ie
Health Service Exceutive - Provides public health and social care services to everyone living in Irelandwww.hse.ie
Health & Safety Authority -Protect people from death, injury and ill-health arising from all work activities and chemicalswww.hsa.ie
Enterprise Ireland - Responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world marketswww.enterprise-ireland.com
FÁSwww.fas.ie
Bord Biawww.bordbia.ie
Forfáswww.forfas.ie
IDA Irelandwww.idaireland.ie
Arts Councilwww.artscouncil.ie
Failte Irelandwww.failteireland.ie
Tourism Irelandwww.tourismireland.com

Statistics

Central Statistics Officewww.cso.ie

Women in Business

National Women's Enterprise Daywww.nwed.ie

 

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