Earlier this year with the support of opposition parties, I secured a legal commitment from Government to outline how we can support our local businesses which are the backbone of employment across this country.
That lead to the publication of the Government report on supports for local business https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Overview-of-Government-Supports-for-Indigenous-Business.pdf
This report lists 35 government agencies as well as 31 councils, 49 local development companies and 31 local enterprise offices which have a range of supports for business.
So regardless of whether you are self employed or employing 50 staff, there are supports that may be of benefit to your business.
If you log on to https://supportingsmes.gov.ie/sme-search/ and complete the questionnaire you’ll see what supports are available for your business.