Find a workspace that’s just right for you in Tallaght – with co-working!

A new communal working space is due to open in Tallaght in 2024, providing space for up to 60 businesses, including entrepreneurs, start-up companies and small & medium enterprises.

Work IQ will open the centre in the newly developed Tallaght Innovation Quarter, with the project expected to support the creation of over 700 jobs. The company has appointed Eoghan Powell as Centre Director, Lisa Simpson as Assistant Centre Manager and Daniel Halpin as Business Growth Manager. It will be the first Irish centre run by Oxford Innovation Space, the organisation responsible for managing the largest network of innovation centres in the UK, housing over 1,000 innovative early-stage businesses.

Work IQ offers flexible coworking spaces for people who are looking for regular workspaces to increase focus, collaboration, and networking. Whether you choose the flexibility of the “pay-as-you-go” option or the reliability of their monthly coworking package, you can find a workspace that’s just right for you. With excellent amenities and support services from our friendly team, they strive to make sure that each coworker finds the ideal setup to thrive in while working.

The 2,980sqm centre will include co-working spaces, private offices, meeting and conference rooms, in addition to business supports and events aimed at helping companies grow.

Located in Tallaght town centre, the Innovation Quarter is owned by South Dublin County Council, and will also include a cost-rental apartment scheme and a new public park, Innovation Square.

The €16 million project has been funded by the council, with support from the Department of Housing through the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

Currently, the URDF part-funds 132 projects, comprising of almost 400 subprojects, all across the country.

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Running for good – Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is back for its 42nd year, taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday, June 2, 2024. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10k road race, which takes place every June bank holiday weekend in Dublin city centre.  It is the largest women’s event of its kind in the world. 

In 2020 and 2021, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon took place virtually, due to Covid-19.  Hundreds of charities are also big winners.  Women taking part in the event choose which charity they will support and raise funds for, and any local causes gain vital funds from the event.  The Vhi Women’s Mini marathon is one of the largest one-day charity events in the country. 

The Women’s Mini Marathon mission is to organise a world-class event in a safe environment and enable participants to raise much-needed funds for charities.  We are committed to promoting the development of a healthy lifestyle for women and providing a great 10km event which they can walk, jog or run together to achieve their personal goals. 

Since its inception, participants have raised over €226 million for charitable causes throughout Ireland. Participants decide which charity they will support. The Women’s Mini Marathon is a national institution, beloved by women throughout the country, and every year brings enormous cultural, economic, and societal benefits to the city.

Entrepreneur Aimee Connolly has described the annual VHI Mini-Marathon as “the epitome of women coming together”. The founder of make-up brand Sculpted has been the brand ambassador for the 10km run through the streets of Dublin for the past three years and always takes part. “The support is unreal,” she said. “Women are cheering each other, both from the sidelines and those running with you, like, ‘Come on, we can do this’.

Between now and June 2nd, follow @VhiWMM on social media or visit for training plans for walkers, runners and jogger as well as nutritious recipes developed by Vhi ambassador Nathalie Lennon, and much more to support your training journey.

Register today to be part of 2024’s epic heart-to-heart!