Research reports and initiatives of the Economic Development Office / Local Enterprise Office - of Dublin City Council are featured here. These reports are conducted on enterprise and economic development and feature insights, trends and recommendations etc.

Dublin City Summit Series

The series is an initiative of the Economic Development and Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Dublin City Council. The committee is made up of councillors and industry representatives. Each summit brings together key stakeholders including policy makers, elected officials, topic experts and practitioners to share insights, information and perspectives in order to encourage greater collaboration, awareness and development regarding relevant policy issues and challenges facing the city. After each summit, an Outcomes Report comprised of the summit contributions, insights and presentations is produced and disseminated to policy makers, stakeholders and interested parties to support future policy formulation, knowledge sharing and relevant economic development. The Outcomes Reports of previous summits are available below:

2019 Social Enterprise Summit Outcomes Report.pdf (size 7.7 MB) (Published: July 2020)

2018 Apprenticeship Summit Outcomes Report.pdf (size 4.9 MB) (Published: January 2019)

2017 Infrastructure Summit Outcomes Report.pdf (size 22.4 MB) (Published: July 2017)

2016 Brexit Summit Outcomes Report.pdf (size 1 MB) (Published: March 2017)

Dublin Economic Monitor

The Dublin Economic Monitor is a joint initiative on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities to track developments in the capital’s economy. Each quarterly edition provides data, benchmark information and thematic articles by key stakeholder representatives. Previous articles, resources and information is available at: 

Your Dublin Your Voice

Your Dublin, Your Voice is an online opinion panel which gives Dubliners and visitors alike, a unique opportunity to provide views on what they love, like and would be glad to see improved in the capital region. Each quarter a survey is conducted to garner views, suggestions and ideas. The insights and responses are utilised regarding policy formulation and decision making. Previous surveys and reports are available at:

Other Research Projects:

Research Area - Enterprise Space / Co-Working

Enterprise & Co-Working Space Providers in Dublin – Research Report (December 2019).pdf (size 2.5 MB) (Published: December 2019)

The report provides an overview and analysis of enterprise and co-working space in Dublin along with the identification of trends and insights. The report and associated research was produced as part of the Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020.

Research Area - Social Enterprise

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2021 Awardees Brochure.pdf (size 7.7 MB) (Published September 2021)

The brochure highlights each of 8 awardee social enterprises and provides information on the awards programme.  

Social Enterprise Summit Outcomes Report.pdf (size 7.7 MB) (Published: July 2020)

The report provides an extensive account of the summit including contributions, insights and examples shared by attendees. It has been produced to share knowledge and inform policy makers, stakeholders and interested parties.

Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards – Impact Report.pdf (size 2.6 MB) (Published: April 2019)

The Impact Report highlights the: Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards scheme and its impact to date. It also showcases each of the 19 previous awardees so far and the impact of their social enterprise activities. From a research perspective, the report provides insights and interesting findings regarding social enterprise development in Dublin which stems from the survey conducted on the previous awardees. (A press release regarding the launch of the impact report is available by clicking: here)

Research Area - Economic & Community Development / Dementia

Getting The Messages Pilot Project Report (Published: October 2019)

This report provides an overview and insights regarding the pilot project as well as recommendations for initiating this project or similar projects in future.