Information Evening: ConnectIreland & Tipperary County Council




Tipperary County Council extends a warm invitation to you and representatives from your community or organisation to attend an information evening to outline the opportunity for your community to engage with ConnectIreland and Tipperary County Council.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform local people on the opportunity to help create jobs in County Tipperary and Ireland, with a financial reward accruing to individual community groups that engage.

ConnectIreland is delivering a programme whereby the Irish government will financially reward any person (called a ‘connector’) who introduces an internationally expanding company to Ireland. If the company establishes operations in Ireland and employs people a financial reward of €1,500 for each job (minimum 3 jobs) up to a maximum of €150,000 is payable to the connector.

The information event will be held on May 7th 2014 at 7.00pm in Brú Ború, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.  Refreshments will be served on arrival.  The interesting line-up for the meeting is outlined in the attached Agenda, which includes a Keynote address by John Delaney, CEO of the FAI.  Details of the opportunities of this programme will be outlined and information will be provided on the prospects for community groups or organisations in the county to accrue financial reward.

Although ConnectIreland was only established 2 years ago, already 30 companies have set up in Ireland securing over 1000 jobs for Ireland and many more in the pipeline. These jobs did not exist previously and would have been lost to Ireland were it not for the intervention of ConnectIreland. The experience to date shows that the companies being set up are small companies with average employee numbers of between 20 and 50. These jobs are ideally suitable to regional locations. The sentimentality of a connector to a local area gives a strong chance that the jobs will go to that area.  Full details on ConnectIreland are available at

ConnectIreland is now rolling out this initiative to community groups in Tipperary jointly with Tipperary County Council. The financial reward for a successful connection will go to the connecting community for whatever community purposes it decides irrespective of where the jobs are located in Ireland.

ConnectIreland is convinced that real connection power with the Irish Diaspora lies with the community. Virtually every community in Ireland has been touched by young people leaving Ireland in search of jobs abroad. This is our opportunity to play our part in creating more jobs for Ireland and at the same time retaining the social fabric of our communities.

We look forward to meeting you or your representatives in Brú Ború in Cashel on May 7th 2014 where your attendance at this very important meeting will be valued.



Tipperary Green Business Network is established in Co. Tipperary to take advantage of the emerging Green Economy, harness its job creation potential, with the longer term ambition of making Tipperary one of Ireland’s greenest counties. For more information about the Tipperary Green Business Network or if you would like to become a member please contact TIPPERARY GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK Coordinator on 067 56676/089 4171397 or by email at Tipperary Green Business Network is part funded by the Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary, and supported in other ways by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company, Tipperary Energy Agency, and LIT, Thurles