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Microfinance Ireland provides loans of between €2,000 and €25,000 to sole traders and small companies with fewer than ten employees and an annual turnover of less than €2million. A subsidiary of The Social Finance Foundation, it was set up with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and I...

StartUp Gathering kicks off a week of almost 400 startup events with the Dublin Startup Island 2020 forum in the Google Foundry

Almost 400 Startup Gatherings taking place nationwide between Monday 5 and Saturday 10 October in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway as well as the North East and North West from 5th to 10th October Startup Gathering Week initiative led by not-for-profit organisation Startup Ireland with ...

Crystal, Coffee, Hurls and Hampers: Small Business in Spotlight at Ploughing

Biggest-ever Local Enterprise Village built for National Ploughing Championships 2015

Minister Ged Nash announces National Women’s Enterprise Day in October

The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash T.D., has revealed details of National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015, which will take place in Galway on Thursday, October 22nd. National Women’s Enterprise Day 2015, organised by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, is enlisting the support of I...

Irish Export Association Awards

The Local Enterprise Offices are calling on all companies involved in export to enter the Irish Export Association Awards 2015 and have agreed to sponsor the “Emerging Exporter Category” to acknowledge the achievements of SME's who export.