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St Patrick’s Day ‘Promote Ireland’ activities provide new job creation opportunities

ConnectIreland and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade team up to involve Diaspora in job creation ENGAGING with our Diaspora this St Patrick’s Day has the potential to create thousands of Irish jobs, according to a people-power jobs initiative. As Ministers prepare to travel around the globe on trade missions this St Patrick’s Day, the Department of Foreign [...]

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Middle East GAA combines business and pleasure to help create jobs

AS the Irish community in Abu Dhabi and Dubai combine business and pleasure this week at the GAA World Games, ConnectIreland urges them to help win big for Ireland on and off the pitch. The inaugural event, which runs from Thursday to Saturday, 5 – 7 March, in Abu Dhabi will gather Irish men and [...]

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Top Irish athlete explains why Ireland performs so highly

JASON Smyth is not one to let anything get in his way. Despite just 5% vision he has achieved incredible success in both Paralympic and able-bodied events. This work ethic and can-do spirit is indicative of the Irish mentality, according to Jason. “Ireland performs very well internationally, not just in sport but in everything; business [...]

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Communities across Ireland on board with Government’s plan for regional development

As the Government today (Wednesday, February 11) launches its Action Plan for Jobs Regional Strategy, communities across Ireland are ready and willing to play their part. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched their €250m plan to accelerate jobs growth in towns and villages across the country [...]

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Priests create network to attract US industry to Ireland

Trio have sent out over 100 letters, setting up links with 12 parishes in the US. The Irish Times recently published an article highlighting the work being done in Tullamore to share the ConnectIreland message. Communities across Ireland are now coming on board with the Community Action Plan and there are some very inventive ways to share the message [...]

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Emigrants could be home for good if we all played our part

HUNDREDS of young Irish people who were forced to emigrate could be home, not just for Christmas but for good, if everyone played their part in attracting expanding companies into Ireland, those behind an innovative jobs for Ireland campaign say. Their comments came as 19 emigrant players involved in the ‘Home to Hurl’ charity fundraiser [...]

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1E invests in Dublin with the announcement of a new software office

Software company taps into Ireland’s talent pool with 14 new hires in December 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announces the opening of a software development office in Citywest, Dublin – Ireland’s National Digital Park. The new office marks a strategic move by 1E to invest in Ireland and tap into the [...]

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Eyefinity Europe helps see jobs creation programme reach major milestone

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014: An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, today (Wednesday December 3) announced that US company VSP Global will establish operations in Dublin, Eyefinity Europe, creating 20 jobs. The company was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, [...]

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Meath Gaeltacht area to benefit from jobs boost as Clearplas establish operations

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014: An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, today (Wednesday December 3) announced that a UK-based company will establish operations in Meath, creating 19 jobs in the coming year in the Gaeltacht area. The jobs being created are with plastics reprocessing company Clearplas Ireland Ltd. The company was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company [...]

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MDS Global Technologies & SWG Inc open offices in Meath

Thursday, November 20th 2014: MDS Global Technologies and SWG Inc. have this week officially opened their international headquarters in Kells, Meath, creating a total of 50 jobs. The companies were introduced to Ireland through the combined efforts of ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, in association with IDA Ireland, [...]

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Score jobs for Ireland

As the Republic of Ireland take on the USA tonight (Tuesday), we are delighted to have Martin O’Neill and Robbie Keane as supporters. The Ireland duo took time out from their hectic pre-match schedule to remind the people of Ireland just how easy it is to get involved with ConnectIreland and earn a financial reward. [...]

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IRFU lends support to ConnectIreland jobs initiative

THE IRFU and ConnectIreland are coming together this weekend to encourage fans attending the Ireland v South Africa match to consider if there is anything they can do to help reverse the trend of emigration that has had a devastating effect on families, communities and clubs throughout the country in recent years. IRFU President Louis [...]

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ConnectIreland places first in marketing awards

ConnectIreland received international recognition for its concept at the Place Marketing Awards ceremony in France this month. The 2014 Place Marketing Forum, an international conference attended by over 400 market leaders and experts, was held in Aix-en-Provence on Thursday and Friday, 16-17 October. A committee of renowned marketing experts applauded the ConnectIreland team for their [...]

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EU conference targets power of global diaspora

REPRESENTATIVES from across Europe came together in Lyon, France recently to examine how high level migrants can engage with worldwide development. ConnectIreland was delighted to take part in the ‘Champions of Migration? – High Profile Migrants and their Potential for Development’ discussion in Lyon on Tuesday and Wednesday, 16-17 September. The benefits of the global [...]

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ConnectIreland joins forces with Kerry Diaspora Business Network

ConnectIreland founder Terry Clune is delighted to work hand in hand with the Kerry Diaspora Business Network. On Friday, September 19th the Kerry Diaspora Business (KDB) Network will host a conference at Fels Point Hotel, Tralee. The KDB Network was established four years ago by Keelin Kissane and Jimmy Deenihan. To date, a number of [...]

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Cork celebrates more new jobs for the county through the ConnectIreland initiative

LORD of the Dance, Michael Flatley and Cork Airport are today toasting more new jobs for the city, bringing to 164 the number of new positions created in Cork through the ConnectIreland initiative, which is on target for 1,000 jobs in communities across Ireland. Mr Flatley says ConnectIreland is working towards bringing hundreds more jobs [...]

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