Starting your own company

Refugees in Ireland are afforded the same rights and entitlements as Irish citizens. This means that, providing they have the capital, they can set up their own business and work for themselves. There are no specific schemes aimed to promote self-employment among refugees, and they can use any of the services that are available to the general public. If someone decides to set up their own business they need to first decide what kind of business owner they want to be – a sole trader, in partnership or as a limited company. All business in Ireland need to be registered with the Companies Registration Office (CRO).

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