Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly TD, has today (20th June) welcomed the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation’s new business website,, launched as part of a Government drive to reduce the burden of red tape on businesses.

Commenting after the launch of the website, the Deputy said, ‘The issue of red tape is one that can be an obstacle for many businesses across Cavan and Monaghan. Red Tape also plays a part in deterring many budding entrepreneurs from starting their own business. The new website,, was developed to address a clear need identified by business for a single source of information on regulatory requirements. will be a one stop shop for information on regulations imposed by more than 30 Government bodies and with more than 150 separate links to information, guidance and contact details available in one place.’

This new website is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. We are committed to making it easier for people in business or those who wish to start up on their own. Therefore by reducing the burden of red tape, the Government is helping businesses to cut costs and create jobs.


Note to Editors: contains three principal sections:
1. For start-up businesses the portal contains links to information on registering a company or business name, setting up for tax purposes and requirements when employing staff. This section also provides a table setting out the generic regulatory requirements for establishing a business and details of the online tools available.
2. Under ‘Key Regulations for all Businesses’ the portal provides links on financial and structural regulation, employer and Health & Safety requirements and location-based regulation such as waste or planning. The portal also informs businesses about CSO and Revenue business surveys, data protection requirements and consumer-related information. Where appropriate the portal points to specific tools such as Revenue’s Online Service ROS and the Health and Safety Authority’s BeSMART, which helps businesses to quickly and easily develop their own risk assessment and safety statement.
3. A range of sector-specific information, which will be expanded as necessary in response to business needs. This section currently focuses on agriculture, forestry, food, fisheries, construction, retail, e-selling, transport, hospitality, security, pharmacy and manufacturing.

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