Minister Richmond Launches Local Entperise Week 2024 for LEO Dublin City

Media Release

4th March 2022

Revolutionizing Small Business Growth

Local Enterprise Week 2024 4th – 9th March

Introduces Artificial Intelligence and Lean Strategies for Success


Local Enterprise Week launches in Dublin City this morning by Minister Neale Richmond TD. Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The week provides SME’s with the practical tools to plan, start & grow their businesses in Dublin city. Launched in Salesforce Tower, one of Ireland most sustainable buildings, SME’s will learn how to use Artificial intelligence for their benefit for productivity and competitiveness.

In this engaging and interactive session, Mark Kelly Author & Found of AI Ireland will delve into the transformative potential of AI for SMES and address fear factors. Lean for Business Consultants are available for personalized one-to-one discussions with SME’s on how to reduce waste and save costs.

“Local Enterprise Week Dublin City is must for anyone in business. It is enlightening and empowering for participants. They will come away with invaluable insights, networking opportunities and practical strategies to enhance their business growth and experience” said Greg Swift Head of Enterprise.

Carolan Lennon Country Leader “Salesforce Ireland deliver the best customer experience through customer relationship management software. Starting and sustaining in business is all about making and keeping those connections”.  

“I am delighted to be launching Local Enterprise Week here in Dublin in what is the ten-year anniversary of our LEOs. I have been fortunate to visit many of our LEOs across the country, and I have seen first-hand the impact of their supports on entrepreneurs and small businesses. This impact cannot be overstated and the fact that LEOs supported over 38,000 jobs last year is a testament to this. From financial help to mentorship opportunities, LEO support can be transformative for small businesses and I would encourage anyone who has their own business, or is considering starting their own business, to reach out to their LEO.”  said Minister Richmond.    



  • Local Enterprise Week is a National initiative taking place 4th – 9th March ’24. In its 9th year, Businesses can access hundreds of events and training online and in person, on relevant topics such as finance, marketing, leadership etc. Events are low cost / FREE and provide opportunity to network and collaborate #LocalEnterpriseWeek



  • AI Ireland a non profit community devoted to promoting Artificial Intelligence and it’s benefits in Ireland


 For further information:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277

Paul Berry, Business Advisor Local Enterprise Office t. (01) 2225611 M. (087) 188 3110