The Connect Ireland initiative was launched today in Dublin. We’re very proud of it as it’s the brainchild of our CEO, Terry Clune. The initiative is part of the Government’s 2012 Action Plan for jobs and was unveiled by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Customs House earlier.
The Connect Ireland scheme aims to create 5000 jobs over five years. Under the initiative, any person who succeeds in bringing a company to Ireland which creates jobs will be paid a minimum of €1,500 per job, up to a maximum of 100 jobs. So how does it work? It’s simple, really. You register with Connect Ireland, identify a suitable company where you have a contact that is considering investing in Ireland and Connect Ireland does the rest. With the backing of people such as Martin Sheen, Michael Flatley and Saoirse Ronan, Connect Ireland has got off to a flying start. It has got a great response from the Irish media so we’ve put a few links for your perusal below. It’s a great way to kick-start the economy and get Ireland moving again. Check out the Connect Ireland website here and see how you can get involved. Best of luck guys!