The Local Enterprise Office South Dublin works in close co-operation with a range of partners in carrying out its role of economic development and micro-enterprise support:

Bord BiaCEAICredit Review
Dept Envi ChangeDept of RuralDept of Social
Trade& TourEIETB
RevenueSkillnetUdaras na Gael

South Dublin County Council

The South Dublin County Council is the local authority for the area.

It has wide ranging responsibilities including economic development, planning, housing, roads, environmental and community services. The County Council takes a leading role in developing a strategic plan for the economic, social and cultural development of the county. It also has a Strategic Policy committee on enterprise by which it consults with local interests on its own enterprise-related policies and actions.


Partas is a community-based provider of enterprise support for start-up, micro and small firms in the Tallaght area, specifically sole traders and self employed individuals; both start-up and existing businesses in operation 3 years or less.

Partas provide management services for four publicly owned enterprise centres in the Tallaght area and have also participated with the Board and other organisations in the funding for these centres. Its other services include separate consultancy businesses involved in training and marketing consultancy, mentoring and advisory programmes, gender specific enterprise programmes for women, social auditing and social economy development.

Partas are represented on the Board as part of the Local Development panel. It also delivers the Board’s Enterprise Training in the Community programme, identifying, designing, recruiting and delivering pre-and post start-up training in the Tallaght and surrounding areas.

South Dublin Chamber

South Dublin Chamber prides itself on being a proactive, development orientated business organisation. The focus of activities is aimed at promoting, encouraging and facilitating investment in the local economy at all levels. Their aim is the maintenance of existing employment and the creation of new jobs.

The Chamber is dedicated to influencing local authorities, public bodies and government departments to create, maintain and improve a business-friendly environment and infrastructure in the area. It also provides a network of effective services to improve the competitive advantage of the business community and attract new business and investment in the area.

TU Dublin

TU Dublin is the third level college for the technological university for the Dublin region. Its colleges include Engineering, Science and Business & Humanities.

The institute developed the campus based Synergy Centre and enterprise development programmes which aims to develop high potential entrepreneurs through programmes of lectures, mentoring and incubation services.