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The Management 365 Seminar Series continues in May with a seminar which will look at AI tools which are freely available to use for businesses. The one-hour online session will look at the following tools:

  • Chat GPT
  • Microsoft Copilot
  • Google Gemini
  • Leonardo
  • Runway
  • Synthesia

The Management 365 Seminar Series is designed to support members of the user group and related stakeholders.

Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023

On April 4th, President Higgins signed into law the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022. This Act provides employees with four new rights, namely:

  • The right to request flexible working for caregiving purposes
  • The right to unpaid leave relating to medical care
  • The right to paid domestic violence leave, and
  • The right to request remote working

As the Act is newly signed into law, expect to hear more about its provisions as sections of the Act come into effect over the coming year.

New CRO Requirement – PPS Numbers

From April 23rd, 2023, all directors of Irish registered companies will be
required to input their PPS numbers on certain CRO forms i.e. A1s, B1s, B10s,
and B69s forms. This is for verification purposes to ensure that a company
director is alive and is a natural person.

What about directors who do not have PPS numbers?

Not all directors possess a PPS number, such as non-resident directors for example. In circumstances where directors do not possess a PPS number, they may use their RBO number instead. RBO refers to Register of Beneficial Owners. In situations where a director possesses neither a PPS or a RBO number, the director may obtain a form through the CRO CORE Portal to obtain a VIF number i.e. a verification of identity.

Essential Guide to Ageing Well

Home Instead has launched the latest edition of its annual ‘Essential Guide to Ageing Well’.

The Essential Guide to Ageing Well 2023 is a comprehensive resource for ageing in Ireland. It covers a range of important topics to help people prepare and plan for the future now. The Guidebook will be of interest to older people, carers and family members.

Featuring contributions from Mary Butler TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, the guidebook is available free-of-charge to anyone interested in ageing well.

You can download or view a free copy online at

The Ireland Funds – Heart of the Community Fund 2023

The fund opens on April 12th 2023, and is an open grant round designed to meet the needs of not-for-profit organisations delivering vital services and supports to people across the island of Ireland. Grants of between €5,000 – €25,000 are available.

The Ireland Funds recognises the challenges organisations face in securing funding to build their capacity or meet their core costs, so the Heart of the Community Fund2023 will provide Organisational Investment Grants with a fund of at least €500,000. Details available online at:

Online Retail Scheme

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has launched a further call for Online Retail Scheme aiming to encourage the retail sector in Ireland to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline.

Applications for funding are invited through a public call for submission of projects.

The applicant must be an Irish based retail enterprise that has 10 or more full-time employees and has the potential to sustain or create jobs, generate growth in online transactions and with an ambition to internationalise their business in future. 

Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 50% of the project eligible costs of €50,000 with a maximum grant of €25,000. Closing date for applications is 12 noon on May 3rd, 2023. Details available online:

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