What We Do

Enterprise Forum

The Enterprise Forum was established in 2017, initially dealing with impacts on enterprise arising from Brexit, and more recently impacts of COVID-19 on enterprise. The purpose of the forum is now to discuss enterprise policy implications arising from emerging national and international challenges, with a particular focus on capturing the views, concerns and suggestions of the enterprise sector.

The forum meets on a quarterly basis, or as otherwise necessary. It is chaired by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and, in the minister's absence, the Secretary General of the department. It may meet in person, by video conferencing or a hybrid of both.

The forum terms of reference, membership details, agendas and minutes of meetings held since March 2017, are available at Enterprise Forum publications.

The secretariat may be contacted at enterpriseforum@enterprise.gov.ie.

Sub-groups of the forum may be established from time to time to support the forum in its tasks.

Enterprise Forum sub-groups

Responsible Business Forum

The Responsible Business Forum was established in September 2023 to provide a platform to discuss the impact and expectations on businesses (in scope) of the specific responsible business issues and initiatives under the department’s remit that are in place or being developed at national and EU level.