Self-employment

Starting a business
Outline of what you need to know if you are thinking of setting up a business.

Becoming self-employed
Information on becoming self-employed as a sole trader and a description of the legalities and tax implications.

Coming to set up a business or invest in Ireland
Information for foreign nationals on the immigrant investor and entrepreneur schemes.

Sources of information on starting a business
If you want to become self-employed you may get help and support from a number of agencies. This document gives a general overview of these organisations and sources of information

Closing or selling a business
Find out about the issues facing a business owner who is considering or facing a business closure or transfer. Information is provided on liquidation, employees and insolvency.

COVID Restrictions Support Scheme
This page is a summary of the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). The CRSS gives qualifying businesses a cash payment when Level 3 restrictions or higher are in place and this directly prohibits or restricts customer access to their premises.

Self-employed and unemployment
If your business has closed, or if you are self-employed but have less work and less income than before, you may qualify for a social welfare payment.
This document is in: Unemployed people

Supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19
This document summarises the supports for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be upated regularly.