•  Regional & National Agencies offering various types of supports to businesses of all sizes.




Regional DEASP representatives that are local to your area can help employers with Critical Vacancy needs.

Laois Employers contact: vivienne.graham@welfare.ie

Offaly Employers contact: michelle.keating@welfare.ie

Longford Employers contact: ann.holt@welfare.ie

Westmeath Employers contact: cathy.moran@welfare.ie




Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.




The Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) in Athlone, Mullingar, Longford, and etc... offer advice, counselling, training, networking and financial support to budding entrepreneurs and existing enterprises in support of the generation of employment and economic growth, for the benefit of all its citizens.




The Department of Social Protection’s INTREO provides a wide range of supports and services to assist with the needs of employers, designed to make sure that companies have access to potential employees.




The Small Firms Association is the “Voice of Small Business” in Ireland with over 8000 member companies. They have lots of information resources which are designed to assist you in managing your business.




The Irish Point of Single Contact (IPSC) is located in the Internal Market Unit of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The main role of the IPSC is to provide general information on the procedures required for Irish/EU Businesses who intend operating in Ireland. (e.g. procedures required for working as an Architect in Ireland).




SURE is a tax refund scheme that applies to entrepreneurs who leave employment to start their own Limited Company. It applies to the employed, unemployed and those made redundant. The scheme is a refund of income tax that you paid in the previous years and relates to the amount you invest in the new company in Ireland. In this guide, we’ll explain some of the qualifying features of the SURE scheme and answer some of your most common questions.




InterTradeIreland has been helping small businesses in Ireland and Northern Ireland explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, processes and services and become investor ready over the last 20 years. Based in Newry and with 40 staff, our services include supports for sales growth and innovation, business funding and business insights to SMEs across the island, North and South, looking to grow their businesses. Through our enhanced Brexit Advisory Service, we also help firms to prepare for Brexit through a range of supports and services suited to all businesses, whatever stage they are at with their Brexit plans.