Covid-19 Business Response

The Covid-19 pandemic has created severe challenges for Irish businesses with significant job losses, worldwide disruption and an uncertain road ahead. Enterprise Ireland is responding to the current global crisis by working with Irish exporters to help them avail of business response supports recently unveiled by the Government. These supports are designed to help businesses stabilise and adapt to the evolving situation, in preparation for getting back on the road to recovery.

Business Response Supports:

As the Covid-19 emergency continues to disrupt businesses around the globe, the Government has put in place a suite of funding supports to help Irish companies adjust to immediate and future challenges.

Additional Covid-19 Information

News & Insights

As Covid-19 impacts markets globally, we will publish articles below on Irish Innovation, Business Supports and International Marketwatch insights and news.

Webinars & Online Events

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Covid-19 Workplace Improvement and Protection Webinar

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) has published a guidance document for businesses outlining preventative measures that can safeguard against the spread of coronavirus and mitigate the risk to business operations in the event of infection. Read more here

Enterprise Ireland has developed a webinar to support clients and is designed to be a practical tool that will help businesses understand and apply the NSAI Guidelines to the workplace.

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Market Watch: The view from Germany 

Enterprise Ireland’s offices in Germany have launched a series of Webinars; Market Watch Germany, to help Irish companies exporting to Germany navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid 19.

The first webinar looks at overall market sentiment and the German Government support package for companies facing acute difficulties in light of Covid-19. We were joined by market, legal and tax experts from Germany Trade & Invest, SHWP Tax & Law and MHL Law.

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Founders Forum Insights Part 2: HPSU Crisis Supports Webinar

In this interview with Emer O’Donnell, Forum Programme Manager, Niall McEvoy shares some insight into the supports available to HPSU companies to get them through this crisis. (Interview recorded 3rd March 2020).

Enterprise Ireland is responsible for supporting High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Companies.  HPSUs are start-up businesses with the potential to develop an innovative product or service for sale on international markets and the potential to create 10 jobs and €1m in sales within 3 years of starting up.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Additional Supports

Additional Supports for Businesses include:

Business Support Brochure

Enterprise Ireland has a number of supports available to help businesses mitigate the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).


For further information on the supports outlined here or for any queries you may have, email the Business Response Unit at or contact us at 01-727 2088