Department of Business

Exporters urged to avail of online portal to maximise benefit of EU trade deals

Exporters urged to avail of online portal to maximise benefit of EU trade deals

Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy has reminded businesses of the Access2Markets online portal to assist...

January 28, 2021

Brexit Business Loan scheme launched for microbusinesses

Brexit Business Loan scheme launched for microbusinesses

A new scheme has been opened by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, to help small...

November 23, 2020

2,000 micro-businesses eligible for funding under Covid-19 scheme

2,000 micro-businesses eligible for funding under Covid-19 scheme

A scheme aimed at helping small businesses most acutely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions has been announced by Tánaiste and Minister...

September 14, 2020

Up to €500 million for Future Growth Loan Scheme under new bill

Up to €500 million for Future Growth Loan Scheme under new bill

The Microenterprise Loan Fund Amendment Bill 2020 was published by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys in recent...

June 2, 2020

Table: 272 non-EEA work permits issued for meat plants in March and April

Table: 272 non-EEA work permits issued for meat plants in March and April

A total of 272 work permits were issued to workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to work in...

May 18, 2020

Permits for meat and dairy workers nearly filled – with review imminent

Permits for meat and dairy workers nearly filled – with review imminent

Work permits for employees from outside of Europe in roles in the meat processing, dairy farming and horticulture sectors are...

April 23, 2019

€60 million regional enterprise funding awarded to 42 projects

€60 million regional enterprise funding awarded to 42 projects

Some 42 applications to the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) were successfully awarded funding to the amount of €60 million...

March 19, 2019

‘Root-and-branch’ review into co-op regulatory legislation

‘Root-and-branch’ review into co-op regulatory legislation

Following “piecemeal amendments” over the past 120 years, laws and regulations governing co-operative societies are set to be brought into...

March 12, 2019

SMEs receive €4.4 million in credit guarantee funding facilities in first quarter

SMEs receive €4.4 million in credit guarantee funding facilities in first quarter

During the first three months of 2018, the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) provided facilities for more than €4.4 million in...

May 18, 2018

Review of employment permit regime to ‘prioritise the agricultural sector’

Review of employment permit regime to ‘prioritise the agricultural sector’

A review of policies underpinning the employment permit regime will prioritise the agricultural sector, a spokesperson for the Department of Business, Enterprise...

March 14, 2018