Restaurants and Cafés - re-open for business

Posted on June 04 2021

Sandyford Business District is home to an enticing mix of over 35 restaurants and cafés and next week sees the much-anticipated re-opening of many of them. We are all delighted to welcome them back an…

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Easing of Public Health Restrictions for June and July

Posted on June 01 2021

On 28th May, the Irish Government decided to ease public health restrictions for June and July, and indicated what further loosening may be possible in August. The tentative dates on the reopening of …

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Easing of Government Restrictions Announcement April 29th

Posted on April 30 2021

On 29th April, the Irish Government decided on public health restrictions for May and June. Better-than-expected Covid-19 figures in April, coupled with an announcement from Pfizer of increased d…

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Spotlight on Sandyford Business Series

Posted on April 15 2021

We want to shine a light on the great businesses in the District. Each week we’ll be featuring one of our local businesses. This week we shine the spotlight on Snap Sandyford Here’s what they told us …

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COVID-19: What restrictions change from April 12th?

Posted on April 12 2021

In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, some phased easing of some restrictions commences today, Monday 12th April. This cautious approach will conti…

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Government announcement on the phased easing of restrictions for April (30th March)

Posted on March 31 2021

To summarise: From 12th April restrictions on domestic travel will be loosened to permit people to move about within county boundaries and to up to 20km from home into another county. Also on 12th Apr…

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Spend in Sandyford this Easter

Posted on March 29 2021

So you can see what’s on offer here in the District this Easter, we’ve put together a special Easter Directory, showing all the great businesses you can buy from. A shift in just 10% of your spending …

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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill

Posted on March 25 2021

The Government has approved the final text of legislation to set Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade. The Bill …

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Spend in Sandyford this Mothers’ Day

Posted on March 10 2021

You might not be able to treat your marvelous mum this Mothers’ Day in the style you normally would, but we’ve still got you covered here in the District. Whether you're buying gifts, flowers, chocola…

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SBD launches LIFT Ireland in Sandyford Business District

Posted on March 02 2021

Sandyford Business District is pleased to be the 1st Business District to partner with LIFT Ireland and launch the platform to businesses in the District. As organisations are constantly looking for w…

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Government publishes update to ‘Living with Covid-19 Plan’, outlines restrictions in coming weeks and extends Covid-19 supports

Posted on February 26 2021

Government publishes update to ‘Living with Covid-19 Plan’, outlines restrictions in coming weeks and extends Covid-19 supports Public health restrictions On 23rd February, the Government adopted an u…

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Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme

Posted on February 10 2021

On February 9th the Government announced that a new business support scheme – the Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS), is being developed. €60 million has been allocated for grants under this scheme w…

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Latest Government Covid-19 Restrictions January 26th

Posted on January 27 2021

The Cabinet met on Tuesday, January 26th to consider an extension of the enhanced level 5 Covid-19 restrictions beyond January 31st. It was decided to extend almost all existing measures until March 5…

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Health and Wellness Advice and Tips

Posted on January 19 2021

Health and Wellness advice from The WellNow Company. The pandemic has given us the opportunity and the time to focus on ourselves and our family, enjoy the outdoors and nature more and to put in place…

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Government supports for businesses to be more energy efficient

Posted on January 19 2021

We have put a list together of all the government supports available to you if you are looking to make your business more energy efficient.

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National Minimum Wage Increase

Posted on January 13 2021

The National Minimum Wage has increased since January 1st. We have all the details you need here.

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Covid-19 Business Supports

Posted on January 12 2021

​Here are some practical steps you can take to safeguard your business.

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Latest COVID-19 restrictions

Posted on January 11 2021

Covid-19 restrictions - level 5 and enhanced measures Since the 31st December 2020, Ireland has been subject to full level 5 restrictions under the Government’s ‘Living with Covid-19’ framework. The m…

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Spend In Sandyford

Posted on January 05 2021

Spend in Sandyford is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging people working and living in the District to think local, to support enterprises located here and to help fuel recovery. The decision t…

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Spend in Sandyford Business Directory

Posted on December 03 2020

Download the Spend in Sandyford Business Directory below!

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Brexit Advice, Guidance & Financial Supports

Posted on December 01 2020

In an important week for Brexit negotiations, we have compiled a number of useful links for you to help get your business Brexit ready and listed important sources of advice, guidance and financial su…

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Check out the latest developments on Brexit brought to you by Neale Richmond TD

Posted on November 23 2020

Checkout the latest developments on Brexit brought to you by Neale Richmond TD on our YouTube channel. Watch the video here.

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15 Tips To Safe Online Shopping

Posted on November 23 2020

Shop safely online. With one of the busiest shopping periods upon us we urge you to #SpendInSandyford but do it safely.  Check out our top tips. 

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Spend in Sandyford Christmas Campaign - Help Reboot The Local Economy

Posted on November 16 2020

Sandyford Business District launched a new initiative and awareness campaign to encourage consumers and businesses alike to Spend in Sandyford this Christmas and beyond. The campaign is aimed at encou…

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Sandyford Business District Budget 2021 Successes

Posted on November 09 2020

Creating the Right Environment for Businesses during Covid-19 With the scale of the shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to both businesses and consumers, Sandyford Business District (SBD) proposed …

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic. And the Winners are…

Posted on November 03 2020

Well done to everyone who entered our Teddy Bears’ Picnic Art competition recently. The first 200 entries we received will get a special Teddy Bear each. We had lots of fantastic entries so it was re…

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Spend in Sandyford Campaign

Posted on October 28 2020

Spend in Sandyford is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging people working and living in the District to think local, to support enterprises located here and to help fuel recovery. The decision t…

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Budget 2021

Posted on October 21 2020

Main provisions Taxation VAT Higher rate of VAT will revert to 23% after the 6-month reduction to 21% announced in the July Stimulus expires. VAT rate for the hospitality sector has been cut from 13.5…

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Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020

Posted on October 13 2020

The Government has published the draft text of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Bill aims to set the country on course to become climate neutral by 2050. The ke…

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Sandyford Business District Budget Submission 2021

Posted on September 16 2020

The body representing leading businesses in Sandyford, South Dublin, Sandyford Business District has today made a wide-ranging pre-Budget 2021 submission to Government. Sandyford BID CLG trading as Sa…

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Celebrity Psychologist, Dr. Eddie Murphy teams up with Sandyford Business District for Wellness Week

Posted on September 09 2020

Attendees will acquire a host of tips on physical and mental well-being, building resilience, fostering a healthy relationship with technology and desk yoga. Sandyford Business District, the largest b…

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An overview of the Government’s July Stimulus Plan

Posted on July 28 2020

On Thursday 23rd July, the Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Green Party administration released details of a €5.2 billion spending package in the form of a Stimulus Plan that had been committed to in the Progr…

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July Economic Stimulus Plan 2020

Posted on July 24 2020

The measures launched in the July Stimulus Plan include: Businesses A new Employment Wage Support Scheme will succeed the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and run until April 2021. 0% interest for first …

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Letter from Sharon Scally, our Chairperson

Posted on July 02 2020

Dear Business Owner, Together, we are living through unprecedented times with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic affecting all our businesses, communities and the way we live our daily lives. This…

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Irish Government 2020 - 2025

Posted on June 29 2020

Micheál Martin appointed his cabinet on Saturday which comprises 15 Ministers, a chief whip and two “super juniors”. For further details on the constitution of the Ministerial Portfolios of the 33rd &…

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COVID-19 Mobility Programme - Enabling The City To Return To Work Policy

Posted on June 02 2020

Post-Covid planning policy means some Dublin areas will be at a competitive disadvantage and businesses will fail Proper planning of Dublin demands a collective approach to the City’s infrastructure p…

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CWSI launches free mobile app to help Irish businesses return to work safely

Posted on May 26 2020

CWSI, Ireland’s most experienced enterprise mobility specialists, today announces the launch of a freely available mobile app for businesses, to help employees return-to-work safely according to Gover…

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Two New Parks In Sandyford - Grant Application Letter

Posted on May 20 2020

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are submitting a grant application to the Urban Regional Development Fund which seeks funding for two new parks in Sandyford. One of the parks will be located in …

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Sandyford Business District Strategic Study and Action Plan

Posted on May 11 2020

This report was commissioned by Sandyford BID CLG. They wish to see Sandyford Business District (SBD) become a world class vibrant integrated mixed use area and that the policies and objectives in the…

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Deferral of Revaluation of Rateable Properties

Posted on May 05 2020

The Sandyford Business District had been lobbying Government to seek the suspension of the planned rates revaluation of properties in the Sandyford Business District. On May 1st the Minister for Housi…

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Working Remotely - Top Tips on staying motivated and getting the most out of your day

Posted on April 30 2020

Listen to the Webinar Your browser does not support the audio element.   Many thanks to Vanessa Tierney from Abodoo and Cathal Divilly from Great Place To Work for their time today on our latest …

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Commercial Property Rates

Posted on April 28 2020

The Sandyford Business District Company continues to represent the best interests of businesses in Sandyford during these unprecedented times. We are actively lobbying the Taoiseach, various ministers…

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Survey: How Is Covid-19 Impacting Your Business?

Posted on April 28 2020

Sandyford Business District is acutely aware of the immediate impact that the Covid-19 crisis is having on businesses within the District, as well as our employees and communities. The SBD team remain…

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Sandyford Business District Review 2019

Posted on April 21 2020

The third edition of the Sandyford Business District Review brings you up to date with the latest activities of the company’s board, task forces and office in our mission to develop Sandyford Business…

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Lobbying of Insurance Ireland

Posted on April 20 2020

The Sandyford Business District Company continues to represent the best interests of businesses in Sandyford during these unprecedented times. We are actively lobbying the various ministers, finance s…

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How Employers Should Respond During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 09 2020

​Many thanks to Philip Carney and Lisa Kiernan from the HR Company for their time today on our latest webinar. Philip and Lisa shared loads of valuable information on ‘How employers should respond dur…

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Lobbying of various ministers on the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on April 08 2020

The Sandyford Business District Company continues to represent the best interests of businesses in Sandyford during these unprecedented times. We are actively lobbying the various ministers, finance s…

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Smart Sandyford Launch at One Microsoft Place

Posted on March 19 2020

Launched on 27th February 2020, at One Microsoft Place, the Smart Sandyford Programme will seek to deliver innovative research and technology projects that will improve workability and liveability in …

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Sandyford Business District today welcomes the 1500 jobs announced by payments giant, MasterCard.

Posted on March 06 2020

24 February 2020: Mastercard today announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in South County Campus in the next three to five years as it significantly grows its new European Technology Hub in Dublin. I…

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David Meade - Local Enterprise Week 2020

Posted on February 21 2020

Sandyford Business District would like to invite you to be our guest at David Meade’s seminar on Thursday 5th of March.  As part of Local Enterprise Week 2020, David Meade (internationally r…

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Submission to Bus Connects

Posted on January 06 2020

​Sandyford Business District have made a submission to the latest round of public consultations in relation to the Bus Connects proposals. You can view the full document through the link below: Bus Co…

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Luas Green Line Trams are Getting Bigger!

Posted on December 16 2019

Anyone who travels by Luas to and from work in Sandyford Business District will know that peak-time services along the Green Line are in very high demand. Luas passenger trips have increased by over 1…

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Christmas has arrived at Sandyford Business District

Posted on December 09 2019

Santa and his elves arrived at Beacon South Quarter on Thursday 28th November with over 300 children in attendance, and it was a magical evening all-round. The festive lights were switched on by Dún L…

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Sandyford Business District Awards 2019

Posted on November 18 2019

CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BUSINESS The second Sandyford Business District awards took place at a black-tie gala ceremony held at The Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday 14th November, where th…

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Councillors vote to increase commercial rates by 3.5%

Posted on November 07 2019

Last night Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council held a meeting of the full Council to consider the local authority’s budget for 2020. The meeting commenced at 17:00 and concluded at 01:30 following a…

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Chief Executive of Sandyford Business District outlines his reasons for opposing the proposed 4% commercial rates increase

Posted on November 06 2019

Sandyford Business District has called on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council (DLRCC) to abandon its proposal to increase commercial rates for businesses from next year. Focussing on the impact on business…

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District Awards 2019 - Shortlisted nominees announced

Posted on October 08 2019

​We are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies for our Sandyford Business District Awards 2019. All entries have been duly reviewed by our judging panel and were of an extremely high standard…

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Landscaping & Maintenance

Posted on October 01 2019

In addition to the good work that is already done by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to keep the district tidy, manicured and litter free, we have hired someone to do a little additional work. T…

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Wellness Week 2019

Posted on September 23 2019

This year’s Wellness Week took place from Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September. Sandyford Business District held events throughout the week, and each one was a great success. Details of the events that…

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Breakfast Seminar “Understanding Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace”

Posted on September 19 2019

Our Sandyford Breakfast Seminar took place on Thursday 19th September in The Pavilion, Leopardstown. The panel of speakers were Joanne Hession (Founder & CEO, LIFT Ireland), Sharon Vize (Group HR …

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Launch of Monna Smart Bench

Posted on September 10 2019

The official launch of the new Monna Smart Bench on Carmanhall Road took place on September 10th. Representing Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council were An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Shay Brennan and Philom…

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Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards

Posted on August 07 2019

Smart Sandyford has been shortlisted for the 16th annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, for “Promoting Economic Development”. The Excellence in Local Government Awards are hel…

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Sandyford Innovation Forum 2019

Posted on May 10 2019

The 4th Sandyford Innovation Forum took place in Leopardstown Pavilion on Thursday 9th May 2019. The topic for this years event was Recruitment and Retention “The Battle for Talent”. We had a stellar …

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Public Meeting Stillorgan Reservoir

Posted on May 03 2019

Stillorgan Reservoir Public Meeting Sandyford BID CLG held a public meeting on Thursday 2nd May at Union Cafe, Beacon South Quarter. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the campaign to urge Iris…

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Sandyford Business District Awards Launch 2019

Posted on April 02 2019

LAUNCH OF SANDYFORD BUSINESS DISTRICT AWARDS 2019 The second Sandyford Business District Awards will recognise the outstanding achievements of companies, organisations and individuals in the district…

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Sandyford Business District Signage Launch

Posted on March 14 2019

Sandyford Business District Signage Launch Sandyford Business District in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the launch of a new signage programme for th…

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Smart Sandyford Focus Groups

Posted on March 05 2019

Smart Sandyford held a number of Focus Groups throughout February. Participants were invited to take part in Smart Sandyford Focus Groups to share their views on how Sandyford Business District could …

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New Signage

Posted on February 15 2019

New Signage in 2019 One of the main objectives for the Infrastructure Task Force in 2018 was the design of a new Signage Programme for the district to clearly identify the Sandyford Business District …

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Sandyford Business District Review 2018

Posted on January 23 2019

​The Sandyford Business District Review 2018 is now available Download 2018 Review

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BOI Enterprise Town Award Winners

Posted on December 04 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sandyford won the BOI Enterprise Town Award For a Population of 3k - 7k. The awards took place on 28th November in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny. Representing Sandyfor…

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Announcement by the Board of Sandyford BID CLG

Posted on November 26 2018

Sandyford BID CLG would like to welcome our new Chief Executive, Conor Battigan, to the team. Since 2004 Conor has worked in the Sandyford Business District and in 2017 he became involved with Sandyfo…

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Meeting with the Ministers

Posted on November 16 2018

On the 15th November Minister Heather Humphreys TD and Minister Josepha Madigan TD came to the Sandyford District. Items on the agenda for discussion where changes to Budget 2019 and Brexit. The meeti…

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Investment by DLRCC to Footpaths in Sandyford Business District

Posted on November 16 2018

One of the ongoing objectives of Sandyford BID CLG is to continuously work in partnership with DLRCC for improvements in the infrastructure of the district. We welcome the announcement by DLRCC of an …

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No Increase in Commercial Business Rates for 2019

Posted on November 16 2018

The elected members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have adopted the 2019 budget. Sandyford BID CLG welcomes the news that there will be no increase in commercial business rates in 2019. The …

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Smart Sandyford Pilot SME Digital Growth Programme

Posted on April 24 2018

Calling ambitious SMEs – Join our new Smart Sandyford Digital Growth Programme Are you… An ambitious business owner looking for ways to increase sales through digital channels. Seeking to increase mar…

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Sandyford Monthly Meet-Ups

Posted on January 29 2018

Sandyford BID CLG is delighted to launch our ‘Monthly Meet-Ups’ offering SMEs the opportunity to meet like-minded businesses in an informal environment and avail of valuable advice from experts helpin…

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BleeperBike station-less bike-sharing comes to Sandyford

Posted on November 15 2017

DLR are delighted to announce the launch of the first county-wide, station-less, bike-sharing scheme in Ireland. This innovative pilot will start with 40 bikes and expand to 100 bikes over the next si…

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Preparing Sandyford Business District for Spring 2018

Posted on November 08 2017

There is a buzz of activity in Sandyford this November with diggers taking out grass lawns and soil which is being replaced with super top soil from Monaghan! Imagine an array of colour and scents wel…

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Google secures new offices in Sandyford Business District

Posted on August 31 2017

Google is set to expand its Irish operations further with a planned move to offices in Sandyford Business District (SBD) in south Co Dublin. Google will be neighbours with other multi-national tech co…

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Cubic Telecom gets €40m injection to boost IoT tech

Posted on August 24 2017

In a major boost to its hopes of being a leader in the future of internet of things (IoT) technology in autonomous vehicles and other platforms, Cubic Telecom has closed a €40m investment. As part of …

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Bank of America Chooses Dublin as European Headquarters

Posted on August 22 2017

Bank of America intends to make Dublin its European base following the Brexit vote. Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, said the move is a particular endorsement for the bank’s operations in Sandyford.…

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New International Baccalaureate School

Posted on August 22 2017

A private school aimed at children of multinational executives will be based in South County Business Park in Sandyford and looks set to be the most expensive in the State when it opens next year. The…

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New Serviced Offices in the Heart of Sandyford

Posted on August 11 2017

We are delighted to welcome Carlisle Business Centre to the district! Their new serviced offices will open at 51 Bracken Road from mid August. If you are in the market for a new office, Carlisle Busin…

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