Self Employment for Persons with a Disability

LEO Dublin City are dedicated to helping users in the enterprise journey across all of our services, regardless of visible or hidden disability.

Empowering Our Future

(Photo L-R) Councillor Vicki Casserly PC, South Dublin County Council; James Casserly, Jimbo’s Accessible Adventures; and Lord Mayor of Dublin  Daithí de Róiste attending the Empowering Our Future Summit during Local Enterprise Week 2024

As part of the LEO network linked with Enterprise Ireland LEO Dublin City strive to assist all clients with their businesses without discrimination and work with other Government Departments and Agencies, representatives of the business sector and the wider community to assist with achieving increased employment of people with disabilities.

Starting your own business

For those looking to take the first step forward in the their Journey to starting a business please check out the FREE Business Advice Clinic or the Start Your Own Business Course

For those who are unsure if they will be able to attend the above courses, Professor Thomas Cooney and TU Dublin run a Start Your Own Business Programme for people with disabilities. This course commences in September and expression of interest and registration usually begin in late June. Further details will be provided once this years programme is announced. 

Employer Disability Information Service

The purpose of the Employer Disability Information service is to provide employers with an expert source of advice and information on employing staff with disabilities, with a view to enhancing the confidence and competence of individual employers to employ, manage and retain staff with disabilities. The ultimate aim is to promote increased employment of people with disabilities.

The service is a national resource of advice and information for employers on employment of people with disabilities and includes:

  • A dedicated phone line providing advice and information to employers on employment of people with disabilities.
  • A website incorporating guidance and an FAQ section, which is kept up to date.
  • Publicising the service and proactive outreach to employers.
  • Using the mainstream channels of the participating organisations, including Chambers, Ibec & ISME, to disseminate information on the service and on matters relating to employment of people with disabilities.
  • Development of networks and fora for employers to share experiences and good practice.

Details on the Disability Information Service for Employers can be found at:

Empowering Our Future

TU Dublin have recently published a report on Navigating the Pathway To Entrepreneurship For Persons With Disabilities