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Government supports for Start-ups 

This is an online guide to increase awareness of the supports for start ups and small businesses from the Irish Government. Read More...

Microfinance Ireland

Microfinance Ireland is a not for profit lender which is government funded that provides loans from €2,000 up to €25,000 to small businesses. Learn More...

FSAI

The principal function of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is to protect consumers and raise compliance through partnership, science and food law enforcement. Learn More...

Local Enterprise Office

Your first point of call should be your Local Enterprise Office (LEO) for advice, mentoring, business plans and training programmes tailored to start-up businesses. 

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Enterprise Ireland

Encourages and supports new High Potential Start-Up businesses (HPSUs). The main criteria for EI is >10 employees and companies either already exporting or planning to within a short period of time with turnover in excess of €1m. Please see the resourcing your business section on guidance to seeking funding, mentoring, advice and training as well as grant aid from EI.

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Teagasc

Offer training courses at the Ashtown Food Research Centre in Dublin and the Dairy Products Research Centre in Fermoy, County Cork, aimed at strengthening in-company capabilities in quality systems, food safety and hygiene, food technology and product development and marketing.

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