US officials to visit Enterprise Ireland


On Thursday, June 29th, Global Situation Room, Inc. are organizing a program with representatives from the economic development agencies of several US states and cities. They'll talk about the resources and support available to help Irish firms set up in the state. For small and medium sized businesses, their assistance can be critical to a successful entry into the American market.


There will also be a number of experts offering their advice and insights. They include one of the top global business professors from Arizona State University, Princess Diana's former Chief of Staff, and the Irish Times' US correspondent.   


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Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Cluster


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SME Support for Lighting Upgrades pilot grant scheme


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SEAI want to help you reduce your energy use and costs, making you more competitive as a result. To do this, we have recently launched our Smart Lighting grant scheme which will support you in carrying out a lighting upgrade.


Energy efficient lighting can save you up to 90% on your annual lighting electricity costs!


Eligible applicants are SMEs with less than 50 employees from the following sectors:


  • Fitness Centres
  • Retailers
  • Small Hotels / Large B&Bs
  • Pharmacies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Jewellers


SEAI will cover up to 40% of the cost of replacing existing lighting. This lighting must be in working order and in a building that is in general use at the time of the application.


Technologies covered include:


  • New energy efficient light products. These products must be on the SEAI triple E register and eligible for Accelerated Capital Allowance.
  • Lighting controls.


For further details, visit

Employment Permits and Visas Information Seminar


Employment Permits


IDA Ireland South East Region will host an information seminar on employment permits and visas on Wednesday, 12th July 2017.


Fiona Ward and Conor Stokes from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (Employment Permits Section) will speak about employment permit legislation, the application process, appeals and future developments. They will also outline the Trusted Partner Initiative which aims to streamline the application process for employers when applying for permits.


Representatives from the Department of Justice will also cover the areas of Visas and the Atypical Working Scheme.


Time will also be allocated to a questions and answers section.


The seminar will take place at Studio one, WIT Arena, Carriganore, Butlerstown, Waterford and will commence at 9.00am and is scheduled to finish by 11.00am.


Registration is from 8.45am and tea, coffee & refreshments will be provided.


We do hope that you or a colleague from your organisation can join us.


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