Through your connections, help create jobs in Ireland and receive a reward from the Irish Government
How it works - Follow the three R's
So who’s already helping Ireland?
Hugh is hopeful that ConnectIreland can work for Kells in County Meath and bring about some real change in the line of jobs and industry for the area.See more »
the world is a small place and networking and building relationships is key to attracting business to our great islandSee more »
If she is successful in creating jobs through her connections, Connector Andrea will use her reward from ConnectIreland to pay for her mother’s college feesSee more »
I want to see Ireland reaffirm its position in the global economy - ConnectIreland is a proactive venture with great potentialSee more »
"Growing up, it seemed natural to have one foot on either side of the pond," she saysSee more »
I love the concept and the whole idea of engaging the Irish Diaspora in a systematic way to channel opportunity to IrelandSee more »
Chris is passionate about his Irish roots and imports Irish Ringboard pub games to do his bit for Ireland abroad
Chris is a very proud Irish American who is already doing his bit for the Irish abroadSee more »
Joe is passionate about his hometown - Kiltimagh
Joe Kelly is a great advocate of communities helping themselves and is one of the key people in his local community enterprise project IRD Kiltimagh Ltd.See more »
Anything that can convince investors that Ireland is a great place to do business can only be of benefit to Ireland’s recovery
Waterford native, David Sheehan has worked extensively overseas and will use his connections to help Ireland.See more »
Ultimately we are all working for a better Ireland and personally I believe ConnectIreland is a great way to put my overseas connections to good use to create new jobs
Brian has over 25 years Sales and Business Development experience and works closely with businesses, particularly early stage technology and high-growth businesses and SMEs, to help them drive and manage sales.See more »
Everyone is connected somehow to ever increasing circles through their own business and social networks; taking the first step can cause a chain reaction leading to new jobs here in Ireland
Tremayne has over 15 years marketing communications experience and established Blue Sky Marketing and Evergreen Internships over the past 10 years. She works predominantly with Irish SMEs interested in formalising their marketing communications and t ...See more »
ConnectIreland is a brilliant extension of the IDA Ireland’s successful efforts in pharma, IT and other sectors. It motivates average citizens to reach out to businesses around the globe to reap rewards for themselves and Ireland.
Through my work in healthcare I was contacted by an Irish entrepreneur in 2004 to help transfer best-of-breed healthcare services from the States to Ireland. That effort resulted in the opening of a new medical group which is thriving today in Dubli ...See more »
I met a member of the ConnectIreland team at an event in Kilkenny Castle and had also heard about the programme in the media. Connect Ireland is an exciting idea with a lot of potential to help Ireland create much needed jobs, and for that reason, is deserving of all our support and effort.
Stephen has been involved in farming all his life and about 15 years ago diversified into IT. From Kilkenny originally, Stephen likes sport, and particularly GAA and hurling.See more »
Francis J. "Frank" O'Rourke
I first heard about the ConnectIreland programme at the Ireland Gateway to Europe Expo held in Boston in
Francis is a native born American with dual citizenship in Ireland/EU. He has practiced law in the Northeast Corridor of the US, Boston through New York City to Washington, DC, for many years. He began his career as a Law Clerk to a United States ...See more »
I first heard about ConnectIreland when local businessman Eddie Horkan was credited as being the first person under the programme to help bring new jobs to Ireland.
Eoin is Director of Kehoe Auctioneers, a business his father, Tom, originally established in Carlow in 1964. In 2006 Eoin took over the running of the company which provides a comprehensive sales and lettings service across residential, commercial an ...See more »
I first became aware of ConnectIreland at an event hosted by the Embassy of Ireland in Ottawa. I immediately saw the potential linkages between ConnectIreland and the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
Laura is a Policy Analyst working for Health Canada. As a volunteer, she is involved in the Ottawa Irish community through its numerous cultural organizations, and was the 2010 Ottawa Rose in the Rose of Tralee International Festival.See more »
I have been working in the States for over 15 years and heard about ConnectIreland through Irish Network USA (IN-USA).
Craig is co-owner at Avery Island Technologies, an IT company that provides IT Service Management (ITSM) consulting and implementation services. Craig is one of the founding members of the Irish Network New Orleans and is also a board member of Irish ...See more »
I read The Irish Times everyday to keep up with news from Ireland and overseas. When I read about ConnectIreland I thought it was a tremendously smart approach to the current economic situation facing Ireland.
Kevin is a retired Commercial Diver who has worked on dive projects all over the world including the Pacific Northwest, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Ireland has been home on a number of occasions and Kevin has enjoyed living in Schull, West Cork.See more »
“I had the opportunity to hear about ConnectIreland at an event hosted by the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC. I am very impressed with this initiative, it was clear all in attendance were positive and receptive to the idea.
Michael is third generation Irish-American whose great grandparents originally hailed from the west of Ireland and met in the 1870s in Leadville, Colorado. In addition to working as a CPA, Michael is also Director of Research for the Center for Econo ...See more »
I heard about ConnectIreland on the news when An Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement about this new way to attract business to Ireland and help create new jobs. It’s an excellent idea and if everyone in Ireland can reach out to people they know across the world we can get more companies to come to Ireland.
Jason is an avid Gaelic Games supporter and plays with the local club team and in his spare time likes to try surfing the big waves that the West Coast of Ireland is so famed for. Having studied at University in the United Kingdom, Jason returned hom ...See more »
A Government initiative
Implementing a unique referral model ConnectIreland is asking individuals to use their contacts, family, friends and business connections, to identify and make introductions between ConnectIreland and overseas companies that are considering international expansion. Any Individual who introduces a company that subsequently invests and creates jobs in Ireland will receive a minimum reward of €1,500 per job up to a maximum of 100 jobs.