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LIFTLIFT Ireland

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland. Founded in late 2017, the movement was officially launched in May 2018 at LIFT OFF, an inaugural event attended by some of Ireland’s foremost leaders in business, arts, education and sport.
LIFT is a force to improve the quality of leadership in Ireland – from the kitchen table to the classroom; in the clubhouse and the boardroom.
It's an eight-part, group learning programme which is being rolled out nationwide via a volunteer facilitator network with an overall goal of reaching 10% of the population within ten years. We firmly believe that the more people ‘living LIFT’, the better it is for our country’s future.
Whether you’re a business owner aiming to increase employee engagement and productivity or a parent striving to connect the family and build harmony in the home. Each of us is a potential leader and can grow these skills on the LIFT roundtables - find out more about LIFT HERE

Upcoming Events

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31/12/2021LEO DLR One-to-One Business Advice Meeting [Dún Laoghaire] 1x Hr... Book online
21/09/2021Trading Online Voucher Webinar - 21st Sept 2021 Book online
27/09/2021TikTok for Small Business - 27th Sept 2021 Book online
30/09/2021FULL Management Capability Info Event - 30th Sept Book online
04/10/2021Financial Management (Advanced) Workshop - 4th October... Book online
05/10/20214 Week Mastering the Sales Process Course - Starts 5th Oct 2021... Book online
06/10/2021LiFT Ireland Information Session - 6th October Book online

Latest News

  • 14/09/2021

    NATIONAL WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE DAY TO FOCUS ON BUILDING THE FUTURE...

    The free event, titled “Build The Future”, takes place online on the 7th October and will feature some of Ireland’s best known female entrepreneurs including the likes of Aimee Connolly of Sculpted by Aimee, Rachel Doyle of The Arboretum and Sharon Keegan of Peachy Lean, who was recently supported on Dragon’s Den UK....

  • 13/05/2021

    Food Academy

    “As the new research shows, Food Academy producers are optimistic about the industry’s future with the majority forecasting sales growth and new jobs this year, which is an encouraging sign,”...

  • 19/01/2021

    FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

    The finalists for the National Enterprise Awards have been announced today. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), the National Enterprise Awards Final will take place virtually on the 11th February. The finalists, selected by the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities, represent a diverse range of businesses that are supported by the LEOs across the country. Now in their 22nd year, the awards celebrate small businesses and includes awards that recognise excellence in exporting, sustainability and innovation along with 8 regional awards and an overall National Enterprise Awards winner....

  • 06/01/2021

    VIRTUAL SHOWROOMS AT SHOWCASE IRELAND OPEN FROM 25TH-29TH JANUARY...

    “Thanks to this year’s Virtual Showrooms at Showcase, Local Enterprise Office clients across the country can launch new collections and arrange meetings with buyers from around the globe, direct from their studio or workshop here in Ireland,” Kieran Comerford of the Local Enterprise Offices...

  • 14/12/2020

    OVER 80% NOW LIKELY TO ‘LOOK FOR LOCAL’ FOR GOODS AND SERVICES...

    85% feel more businesses trading online than ever before • 83% planning to support more local businesses in 2021 • Surge in support for local businesses following campaigns....

  • 09/09/2020

    BREXIT BACK IN FOCUS FOR IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESSES...

    After what has been an already challenging year for companies, small businesses are being urged to refocus their minds on Brexit ahead of the December 31st deadline. Irrespective of what happens in talks between the UK and the EU before the end of year cut off, the transition period expires and that will change Ireland’s trading position with the UK. This means any company who exports or imports with or through the UK will be affected and will have to change their processes....

  • 16/03/2020

    COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment - How to claim the Emergency Payment...

    The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a payment of €350 per week. It is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost their job due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for the duration of the crisis. ...

  • 06/03/2020

    Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19...

    Business Continuity Planning – Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19

  • 09/09/2019

    ‘Biggest-ever’ National Women’s Enterprise Day set for October, as figures show over 22,000 female entrepreneurs received support last year...

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) on Thursday, October 17th. Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are organising 17 entrepreneurial events across the country under the theme of ‘Making It Happen’, funded by the Government of Ireland in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Local Authorities....

  • 21/01/2019

    €2 Million Investment Fund for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs 2019...

    Today, Thursday 17th January, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation together with Pat Breen T.D., Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, launched the search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) 2019....

  • 21/12/2018

    Customs Insights Course

    The Customs Insights course helps businesses understand the key customs concepts, documentation and processes required to succeed in a post Brexit world....

  • 19/12/2018

    MINISTER PAT BREEN T.D. LAUNCHES IRELAND’S LARGEST SECOND LEVEL BUSINESS PROGRAMME...

    Ireland’s largest second level business programme for students, the Student Enterprise Programme, an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, was launched today by Pat Breen, T.D., Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection...

Case Studies

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    13/05/2019

    Occupop - formerly Bid Recruit

    Caroline Gleeson, CEO of Occupop (formerly Bid Recruit), explains how contacting LEO DLR at a critical time allowed them to make a key hire in the business. Includes information on our Priming Grant and Trading Online Voucher....

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    13/05/2019

    Gladcloud

    Co-founders Tony Burke & Keith Curley of Gladcloud share how getting a Business Priming Grant was fundamental to getting their business started....

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    13/05/2019

    Ziggytec

    Find out how LEO DLR helped Ziggytec get off the ground with advice and grant aid....

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    03/05/2019

    VivaGreen

    One recent beneficiary of the supports available to new and existing businesses through the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is Russell Walsh, of Viva Green....