The Irish Government launched on 18 June 2012 a new website, www.businessregulation.ie, to act as a “one-stop-shop” for information on the regulatory requirements of over 30 Government bodies in Ireland.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has indicated that the website “was developed to address a clear need identified by business for a single source of information on regulatory requirements. By providing users with over 150 separate links to information, guidance and contact details, the portal reduces the need to trawl through multiple pages on different websites in search of the right information.”

The website contains three principal sections, addressing

  1. start-up businesses and their needs;
  2. key regulations for all businesses, including those relating to financial and structural regulation, employer and health & safety requirements, location-based regulation such as waste or planning, CSO and Revenue business surveys, data protection requirements and consumer-related information; and
  3. sector-specific information, currently focusing on agriculture, forestry, food, fisheries, construction, retail, e-selling, transport, hospitality, security, pharmacy and manufacturing.