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12 May: Maintenance to website on Saturday, 13 May 2017

We will be doing some essential maintenance to this website on Saturday, 13 May 2017.

The website may be down for periods of time between 8am and 6pm.

We will do our best to make sure that any outages are as short as possible.

The core content on our main information website, citizensinformation.ie, will continue to be available throughout the day.

16 February: Looking for support for your business?
Local Enterprise Offices offer a range of grants and financial supports.

20 January: Action Plan for Jobs 2016
The Plan sets out the actions to be taken to support job creation in 2016.

16 October: Budget 2016
Read an overview of the changes in our document.

8 October: Enforcing your employment rights
From 1 October a new simpler and more accessible employment rights and industrial relations structure is in place.

8 September: Back to Work Family Dividend
This payment gives extra support to lone parent and long-term jobseeker families with children who find or return to work and stop claiming a primary social welfare payment.

15 May: Start Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE)
The new SURE tax refund scheme can refund up to 41% of capital funding invested in a start-up company.

25 February: Workshops on finance for businesses
Find out about free workshops and clinics on finance options for SMEs.

3 February: Action Plan for Jobs 2015
The Plan sets out in detail the actions to be taken to support job creation in 2015.

12 January: Back to Work Family Dividend
Applications for the new Back to Work Family Dividend are being accepted from 5 January 2015.

1 December: #allaboutjobs
Visit #allaboutjobs on merrionstreet.ie to get news on events, programmes to tackle unemployment and job announcements.

7 November: Pay and File deadline
The Pay and File for self-assessed taxpayers who use Revenue's Online System (ROS) is 13 November 2015.

15 October: Budget 2015
Budget 2015 was announced on 14 October 2014. It includes a new Back to Work Family Dividend.

29 September: Jobs Week
Jobs Week runs from 29 September to 3 October with events for employers and jobseekers.

16 September: Taking Care of Business
A free half-day event for entrepreneurs and small business owners takes place on 16 October 2014.

12 August: e-Day is 19 September 2014
Government, local authorities and State agencies to stop issuing and accepting cheques from businesses.

29 July: Action Plan for Jobs
Read the latest update and find out about plans to establish a National Health Innovation Hub

11 July: 'Trading Online Voucher' scheme
Grants of up to €2,500 are available to small businesses to help them trade online.

11 July: Supporting SMEs online tool
A new online guide helps start-ups and small businesses find out which Governments supports apply to them.