Local Enterprise Office

  • Local Enterprise Offices across the country are now supporting over 36,000 jobs and over 7,100 small businesses.

    That's according to the latest figures for 2018, announced by Minister Heather Humphreys.

    This is the 5th year of employment growth for the Local Enterprise Offices, with 3,656 net jobs created last year.

    The Local Enterprise Office in Mayo saw a net increase of 130 jobs in 2018, and now supports 1,224 jobs in 234 client companies.

    An additional 80 jobs were created by companies supported by the Roscommon Local Enterprise Office.

    There are 31 Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, operated by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, and they provide training, mentoring and financial assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses who want to start, develop or grow their company.

  • Local Enterprise Offices across the country are now supporting over 36,000 jobs and over 7,100 small businesses.

    That's according to the latest figures for 2018, announced by Minister Heather Humphreys.

    This is the 5th year of employment growth for the Local Enterprise Offices, with 3,656 net jobs created last year.

    The Local Enterprise Office in Mayo saw a net increase of 130 jobs in 2018, and now supports 1,224 jobs in 234 client companies.

    An additional 80 jobs were created by companies supported by the Roscommon Local Enterprise Office.

    There are 31 Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, operated by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, and they provide training, mentoring and financial assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses who want to start, develop or grow their company.

     

  • A Mayo native and his company are profiled in a report launched this week by the Local Enterprise Office for Dublin city.

    Jason Sheehy, a native of Achill Island, is Operations and Finance Manager with iKydz - a company that provides internet safety solutions to ensure parents can control the online content accessed by their children.

    iKydz received a grant of $37,500 from the Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City during its first 18 months in existence, and the company has since become an Enterprise Ireland-backed High Potential Start-Up and developed a range of products, including the new iKydz smaprtphone.

    Mr Sheehy and his company are among those profiled in a new report published by the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City, which shows that, each year, they help in the region of 40 tech clients, with the tech sector accounting for one-quarter of their clients.

  • 16 events are to take place across the country today to help women starting a business.

    They're being held in Galway, Sligo, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Waterford, Clare and more to celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day.

    There's been an 18 percent jump in the number of women leading businesses who attend training by Local Enterprise offices.