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County Development Plans? What are they?

dublin development planAre any developments happening in your area? How does your environment impact on you?  Are you interested in urban renewal? What planning if any is proposed for your county? If so, pay attention!

The County and City Development Plans are plans that each Local Authority in the republic must produce by law, every 6 years.  As one Development Plan is produced the draft of the next is underway. A continual process. These documents are pricey for an individual to purchase costing in excess of €200 per Plan, but do not fret.

Dublin City Public Libraries have available a full collection of County and City Development Plans in the Business Information Centre. Just come in and ask us!

Forfas Collections

Forfás, in association with Dublin City Public Libraries provide a collection of Forfás reports here in the Business Library, for your perusal. Forfás is the national policy advisory body for enterprise and science in Ireland and since its establishment in 1994, Forfás has championed independent and rigorous research, advice and support in areas of enterprise and science policy.

So what can Forfás offer me?

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The Economy

Free! Start your own business lectures and workshops.

The Dublin City Enterprise Board in association with Dublin City Public Libraries will be running a series of free Start Your Own Business lectures from 21st April to 26th May. These lectures, six in total, will assist new and existing small business owners and managers. Topics such as Ideas Generation & Market Research, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Marketing on a Shoestring, Financing and Planning your Business will be covered this year. Hard to imagine but this course has been running for 16 years and feedback from other years had been brilliant.