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Announcement of the Winners of the Ireland France Business Awards 2019

NetworkIrlande and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the winners of the Ireland France Annual Business Awards 2019. 

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Brexit - Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland

NetworkIrlande in conjunction with Arbitration Ireland and the International Chamber of Commerce Ireland organised a presentation on ‘Brexit – Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland’ at the Embassy of Ireland, Paris on Thursday September 26th.

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NetworkIrlande Rentrée Event

NetworkIrlande members and guests were enthralled by Colonel Colm Doyle's presentation at our rentrée event on September 19th

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Luncheon at the Races 2019

Britain, Ireland, Australia and France – four nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing in particular ... so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. 

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Franco Irish Trade Relations and Brexit 2019

Richard Dujardin President of NetworkIrland and Sinéad Lonergan, President of Enterprise Ireland in France, were interviewed on the RFI channel about the work being done on both sides of the Celtic Sea to prepare for the challenges ahead.

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St Patrick 2019

En cette St Patrick 2018,   plus de 20 lieux et monuments se sont parés d’émeraude,  dont L’obélisque place de la Concorde, les Galeries Lafayette, la Drugstore Publicis sur les Champs Elysées, le BHV,  et bien entendu, le Centre Culturel Irlandais et l’Ambassade d’Irlande. Lancé par Tourism Ireland  il y a quelques années cet éclairage festif de l’Irlande fait aujourd’hui partie du calendrier d’un grand nombre de métropoles du monde. #GlobalGreening

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NetworkIrlande – Tournoi des 6 Nations

Come join us support the boys in green !

In conjunction with Irish In France, we will be organising meet-ups during the  6 Nations Rugby Tournament 2019.

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Christmas Reception 2018

Monday, December 10th was held our traditional Christmas Reception at the Embassy of Ireland.

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Sodexo, Ding.com and JCDecaux win France-Ireland Business Awards

Ceremony and prizes recognise excellence whitin Franco-Irish business community

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Top 100 LGBT executives for 2018

Margot Slattery in Top Ten of the Top 100 LGBT executives for 2018



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#BoostYourNetwork2, an opportunity to create opportunities !

Following the success of the first edition of #BoostYourNetwork last year, NetworkIrlande, Australian Business in Europe-ABIE and the Franco-British Chamber collaborated again to organise #BoostYourNetwork2 on Tuesday the 16th October at the offices of Grant Thornton in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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Announcement of the Winners of the Ireland France Business Awards 2018

The France Ireland Chamber of Commerce and NetworkIrlande are pleased to announce the winners of the Ireland France Annual Business Awards 2018. 



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About Blockchain at the Embassy of Ireland -September 18th

On 18 September, Ambassador O’Brien hosted a discussion on blockchain, with panellists from the sector

The event, organised in partnership with Networkirlande member Enterprise Ireland, attracted a large audience of which several were Networkirlande members.

The panellists were Fabien Aufrechter of Havas blockchain; Laura Clifford of ADAPT; John Hallahan of ConsenSys Solutions and Brian O’Hagan of Coinhouse. 

The panel was moderated by Pete Townsend of Norio Ventures and a very interesting exchange of views on the sector took place, followed by challenging questions from the audience.  Some of the issues addressed were the use of blockchain at work; the value of the technology; future uses of blockchain; its regulation and relevant teaching of it.  In her remarks opening the event, Ambassador O’Brien noted the importance of the sector in the Franco-Irish economic relationship; how it will deepen our relationship in that regard, and the government’s support for innovation in the sector. "

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NetworkIrlande sur BFM Business !


20 septembre : Richard DUJARDIN, Président de NetworkIrlande et Directeur Général France de Transdev a été interviewé sur le plateau de BFM Business. Il s'est exprimé avec conviction sur cette question aux conséquences économiques majeures pour les entreprises irlandaises : Brexit, faut-il rétablir une frontière irlandaise ? Il a illustré ses propos d'exemples concrets : nouvelle logistique pour SmurfitKappa (membre Pionnier), assistance de l'agence gouvernementale Enterprise Ireland aux sociétés irlandaises pour développer leurs marchés à l'international, tout en relevant que l'Irlande est bien le pays de l'UE qui connait la plus forte croissance économique.

Retrouvez l’intégralité de cette interview en cliquant ici

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Acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange by Euronext.

On 13 September, Ambassador O’Brien, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande, addressed an event at Euronext’s headquarters to mark the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange by Euronext.

Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of Euronext, Kyran McLaughlin, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Davy and Richard Dujardin, President of NetworkIrlande, initiator of this event, commented on the positive and dynamic aspect of this acquisition.

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This summer the municipalities of Nort-Sur-Erdre, Loire Atlantique, and Sixmilbridge, County Clare, Ireland, have signed the 151st twinning agreement between French and Irish towns and villages

Since the implementation of the twinning concept in the 1950s, more than 150 French and Irish towns and villages have found similarities in similar cultures. From Deauville twinned with the County of Kildare, through Brest twinned with Dun Laoghaire and Antibes Twinned with Kinsale a large number of cities have thus woven a network of friendship, exchange and business. 

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€10,000 Michel Deon Prize to be awarded for work of non-fiction

The Royal Irish Academy will choose a winner of the inaugural €10,000 Michel Déon Prize before the end of this year.

The prize will be awarded for the best work of non-fiction by a writer living in Ireland. It is named after the French writer Michel Déon, who lived for more than 40 years in the west of Ireland.

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Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for July, an award run in association with KPMG.

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for July, an award run in association with KPMG.

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French connection may pay off for Irish firms post-Brexit

Companies anticipate growth in business with France after Britain leaves EU

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Tourism Ireland Teams With TripAdvisor to Promote Ancient East

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with TripAdvisor to promote Ireland’s Ancient East to holidaymakers in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. The campaign will run until late July and is targeting people planning a short break or holiday, including those considering competitor destinations.

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Lyon’s annual fêtes consulaires 23 et 24 June 2018

Ambassador O’Brien, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande,  attended Lyon’s annual fêtes consulaires, an annual celebration for the consular corps in Lyon 23rd of June 2018

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Business meeting with Irish Diaspora of Lyon

On Friday 4th June, Enterprise Ireland hosted a “Networking Breakfast for Irish Professionals in Lyon” in the presence of Ambassador Patricia O’Brien, Honorary president of NetworkIrlande. 

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The 7th edition of “Lunch at the Races” organised annually by the FBCC, ABIE and NETWORKIRLANDE, held in the superb setting of the Hippodrome d’Auteuil, was a great success.

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Ireland France Business Awards 2018 - Call For Applications

NetworkIrlande and The France Ireland Chamber of Commerce are pleased to inform you of their collaboration once again this year on the Annual Business Awards, the Franco-Irish business Award recognising excellence in the economic relationship between France and Ireland.

The Awards will be made to companies selected by the Jury which will be chaired by Eoin Scott of Motherboard, and Treasurer / Secretary General of FICC. The Award winners will receive their awards during a Gala Dinner ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 22nd November 2018.

This is a great opportunity for you to nominate an organisation which you believe has been successful in promoting the expansion of trade and investment, together with the development of business links, between France and Ireland. There is also a special Jury’s Award for “Impact on Climate Change”. Companies may apply directly.

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Fête de l'Europe in Paris 12 & 13 May 2018

Ireland was well represented at the 2018 Europe Day, which took place in front of the Paris City Hall, on 12th and 13th May, by three associations:  An Ghaeltacht-sur-Seine , Paris Gaels GAA and   L’Association Irlandaise .


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Visit by the Minister Ciaran Cannon 25 & 26 April 2018

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ciaran Cannon, T.D., visited Paris from 25-26 April

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Index ranks Irish nationality as ninth best in the world

 Ireland's quality of nationality has been ranked ninth best in the world, according to a new international index.

The ranking for 2017 moves us up from 11th place back in 2016.

Source: The Irish Examiner

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Ambition France 10th April 2018

Aimed at supporting Irish companies exporting to France “Ambition France”, the first in a series of Eurozone workshops, took place at Enterprise Ireland Tuesday 10 April - Terry McGivern Chief Operating officer of Smurfit Kappa and Vice President of NetworkIrlande shared his successful experienced in France with the many Irish enterprises present.

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Swiss bank tips Ireland, France as having best economic prospects

Ireland leads the euro area in four out of six metrics analysed by UBS, relating mainly to added productivity from a growing population

(Source The Irish Times 10th April 2018)

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Breakfast Meeting: Twelve months to go – what to expect regarding Brexit?

The breakfast meeting organised jointly by the Franco-British Chamber and Networkirlande on the theme “12 Months to Go: What to Expect Regarding Brexit?” was of great interest to members who packed the meeting room on the 5th April.

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GDPR Breakfast meeting with Grant Thornton Société d'Avocats, 27th March 2018

Are you ready for GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation to protect EU citizens’ data privacy comes into effect on Friday 25th May. The new regulation will impact all companies and organisations holding personal data on EU citizens and heralds sweeping changes to the treatment of personal information across the region. On Tuesday 27th March our members attended a breakfast conference on GDPR organised by NetworkIrlande in partnership with Grant Thornton Société d’Avocats.


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Post-surgery lingerie proves a success for female entrepreneur

Innovative Irish business, THEYA Healtcare, is growing rapidly in the UK market, with 53% of total sales coming from the UK.

The multi award-winning Irish company is geared for an aggressive expansion, with its revolutionary post-operative lingerie range being rolled out to selected House of Fraser stores across the country this month. The company is also in the middle of a Series A Funding Round in order to accelerate scaling.


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Ireland was showcased to around 150 top French travel journalists, tour operators, travel agents and airline representatives – at Tourism Ireland’s annual St Patrick’s event in Paris, which took place on Wednesday March 14. Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, and Irish Ambassador to France, Patricia O'Brien, attended the event.

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Brexit 'silver lining' to bring 2,500 jobs in Ireland over five years, says IDA

A Brexit "silver lining" will deliver 2,500 new jobs for Ireland over the next three to five years, IDA boss Martin Shanahan has claimed.

Mr Shanahan said the IDA very much regrets Brexit, but has been working on trying to get what advantages it can out of it since the shock vote on June 23, 2016. Many of the new jobs will be in pharmaceuticals and financial services.

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Minister for Employment and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, represented the government in Paris over the St Patrick’s Day period.

Minister for Employment and Social Protection, Regina Doherty T.D., represented the government in Paris over the St Patrick’s Day period, in a visit lasting two and a half days, and comprising 14 engagements.  

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Paris celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day 2018

Some might say that green is a cold colour but Paris was bathed in the warm glow of Ireland’s emerald green at festivities organised to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day throughout the weekend.

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The first Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Paris!

Organised by the association Irish in France

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CRH profits boosted by increased demand in Americas

Building materials group CRH has reported higher profits and revenues for 2017 as the company was boosted by increasing demand in the US and positive momentum in Europe.

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Irish tech firm InnaLabs wins €2.6m contract with the European Space Agency

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €1 million deal with the same organisation.

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“Social Entrepreneurship – Business on a Human Scale”, Thursday 8 February 2018

Members of NetworkIrlande braved the icy conditions to attend the event “Social Entrepreneurship – Business on a Human Scale” at the Embassy of Ireland on Thursday 8th February, and were rewarded with a fascinating and inspiring discussion on the role of the social entrepreneur in business today.

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FM leader of the year award for Sodexo's Margot Slattery

Margot Slattery was presented with the 2018 FM Leader of the Year at the fifth annual Facilities Management Awards in Dublin.

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Smurfit Kappa To Invest €1.6 Billion Until 2021

Smurfit Kappa plans to invest an additional €1.6 billion in its business between now and 2021 in a move to spur better returns for the group, according to CEO Tony Smurfit.

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Business Networking Reception, Embassy of Ireland, Saturday 3rd February 2018

NetworkIrlande and Enterprise Ireland welcome over 100 members and clients to a Business Networking reception, hosted by Ambassador O'Brien, at the Embassy of Ireland.

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French sports retailer Decathlon to open up to nine shops in Ireland

Family-owned company is promising nine Irish stores, including Dublin, Cork and Galway, more than 500 jobs and low prices

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Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation officially opens Showcase Ireland's International Creative Expo®

One of Ireland’s largest international trade shows welcomes over 5,000 buyers from more than 20 countries including the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East

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Irish companies face the challenges of Brexit

(Le Monde 16 janvier 2018, Photo David Ruffles/pour Le Monde)

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Air France to fly daily from Cork to Paris from May

New service to Charles de Gaulle airport will bring an extra 33,750 seats

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2017 - Another Record Year for Irish Food & Drink Exports

Food & Drink Exports Increase by 13% to reach record high of €12.6 billion. Irish food and drink exports to international markets hit €4 billion for the first time

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Hacking de l'Hotel de Ville - Save the Date Friday 16th March 2018

More than 4000 people representing French and overseas startups and corporates particpated in the Hacking de l'Hôtel de Ville in 2017. Registration for the 2018 event opens 29th January


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Transdev showcases autonomous mobility at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2018, Las Vegas.

(Ouest France FR 8 janvier 2018)

Le Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 de Las Vegas aura lieu du 9 au 12 janvier prochain. Ce salon mondial de l’électronique présente des technologies innovantes grand public. Cette année, il devrait faire la part belle aux objets intelligents.



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Ibec Economic Outlook Q4 2017

Ibec Quarterly Economic Outlook Q4 2017

Read the report here

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Enterprise Ireland companies create more than 19,000 jobs in 2017

Enterprise Ireland-backed companies created 19,332 jobs during 2017 and revealed that 209,338 people are now employed in supported firms. This is the highest total employment achieved in the history of the agency.

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Fresh €1m deal seals record year of growth for Combilift

Combilift, the warehouse solutions and forklift manufacturer, has signed a €900,000 contract with the Liebherr Group in Kerry.

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Eir to sell two-thirds stake to French companies NJJ and Illiad

Eir’s main shareholders are set to sell a 64.5 per cent stake in the phone group for about €1 billion to two companies controlled by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel, according to sources.

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VDM Vie de Mazars!

(Le Monde du Chiffre, FR 14 décembre 2017)

Le cabinet d'audit et de conseil Mazars innove dans la communication des entreprises du chiffre à travers sa série YouTube « Vie de Mazars ».

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L’Irlande prête pour accueillir encore plus de Français en 2018

Le nombre de touristes français en Irlande a battu un nouveau record en 2017. La destination va capitaliser sur la sortie de Star Wars VIII et la suite de Game of Thrones. Campagnes de pub à la télévision et en digital, formations des agents de voyages… l’Irlande veut susciter l’envie de partir.

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Tourism Ireland launches 2018 French Marketing Plans

Tourism Ireland in France has launched its marketing plans for 2018, at an event in Paris attended by French tour operators, travel agents and travel journalists. Irish Ambassador to France, Patricia O’Brien, addressed the guests attending the launch.


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NetworkIrlande Christmas Reception 2017

On 4 December, Ambassador O’Brien, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande, hosted the annual NetworkIrlande Christmas reception.  This last NetworkIrlande event of the year was attended by more than 75 members, and provided a convivial opportunity for networking in the Embassy salons.  Among the companies represented were Transdev, Axway, BNP Paribas, Ecocem, Bank of Ireland, Veolia and EY.

In her opening remarks the Ambassador noted the importance of the relationship between the Embassy and NetworkIrlande to the broader Franco-Irish economic relationship, and thanked the network and its team for the work they do. 

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Will Ireland be next to France in the coming Earth Explorer Mission?

Congratulations to the teams of IFREMER (France) and University College Dublin (Ireland). They will contribute to one of the two projects preselected by the European Space Agency for Earth Explorer Mission 9. the project that will finally be selected among these two finalists is set to be launched in 2025.

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Ireland France Business Awards 23 November 2017

The 2017 Ireland France Business Awards, held on November 23 in the beautiful salons of the Westin-Paris Vendome to celebrate the excellence of Franco-Irish business relations, were a great success.

Before some 170 executives and business leaders from France and Ireland, the winners of the best Irish company in France, Amarenco, the best French company in Ireland, Axway and the special Award for Positive Impact on Climate Change, Transdev Ireland, received their Awards from Ms Helen McEntee T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs, in presence of the Ambassadors of France and Ireland, H.E. Stéphane Crouzat and H.E. Patricia O'Brien, respectively Honorary President of the FICC and NetworkIrlande, the President of NetworkIrlande Richard Dujardin, CEO of Transdev France and the President of the FICC Joanne Grant, Managing Director of JCDecaux Ireland.

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Smurfit Kappa opens a new Experience Centre for Bag-in-Box in Épernay

The new Experience Centre provides a place for customers to get hands-on experience of the spectrum of capabilities offered by Bag-in-Box® solutions. State-of-the-art technology and interactive displays designed to showcase the films, taps and boxes are backed up by a wealth of information and technical expertise.


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The Taoiseach meets President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday 24th October

The Taoiseach visited Paris on 2' October, when he met President Emmanuel Macron for the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders in their respective new functions.

The joint statement by President Macron and Prime Minister Varadkar can be viewed here.

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Brexit: Implications, Challenges & Opportunities for Ireland

On 17 October, at the initiative of NetworkIrlande and under the patronage of the new ambassador of Ireland to France and Honorary President of NetworkIrlande, Patricia O’Brien, three Irish experts presented their analysis of the possible consequences of Brexit for the Irish economy.

More than for any other European country, Brexit poses significant challenges to trade, industry, agriculture and the national economy in general in Ireland.

Presentations by Rory Montgomery, Second Secretary General, European Union Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Anne Lanigan, Head of the Brexit Unit at Enterprise Ireland and Shane Hamill, Brexit Trade Specialist, Bord Bia, highlighted the challenges and possibile opportunies of Britain’s decision for Ireland.

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#BoostYourNetworks Friday 13th October 2017

Launched by NetworkIrlande on the initiative of Hubert Levesque, Member of the Board, Pioneer Member and Managing Director of Morgan McKinley France, this first experience of speed business networking, organized in partnership with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Chamber ABIE, was a great success.

More than 70 meetings took place in the space of 90 minutes between members, using software developed for B2B meetings by Eventtia, permitting them to request meetings with the members they wished to meet via a dedicated website.

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Minister Pat Breen visits the SPACE Salon in Rennes

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen, headed an Enterprise Ireland agri-tech trade delegation to the largest animal production show in France, SPACE (Salon des Productions Animales – Carrefour Européen) tradeshow.


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NetworkIrlande listed in Global Irish Diaspora Directory

Following on from commitments at the second Global Irish Civic Forum in May, Minister of State for the Diaspora, Ciarán Cannon TD, has launched the first edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory.

“This is a great initiative which has been developed to meet a real desire among our diaspora to connect better with home and with each other around the world.”

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Primark opens its 11th store in France at Val d’Europe, Marne-La-Vallée (Serris)

NetworkIrlande’s Pioneer Member Primark launched its 11th store in France on Thursday 7th September, at the Val d’Europe shopping centre at Marne-La-Vallée (Serris) in the Seine-et-Marne.

The new store was officially opened by H.E. Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to France and Monsieur Philippe Descrouet, Mayor of Serris. The new store, with 5400m2 of retail space dedicated to women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, shoes, accessories, lingerie, beauty products and homeware, will eventually employ 350 people and brings the total number of Primark stores to 344, across 11 countries.

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NetworkIrlande thanks H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason for her support during her three-year mission to France

On the occasion of the NetworkIrlande AGM, held at the Embassy of Ireland on the 8th of June, Richard Dujardin, President of NetworkIrlande, paid tribute to H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason for her strong support of the business network as Honorary President of the association.

La Station F, plus grand campus de startups au monde, ouvre ses portes

La Station F ouvre ses portes le 1er juillet au sein de la Halle Freyssinet, bâtiment ferroviaire datant des années 1920 et situé dans le 13e arrondissement de Paris.

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Human DNA in Innovation – a NetworkIrlande event in Partnership with our member Algoé Consulting

NetworkIrlande was delighted to partner with its member Algoé Consulting for an event on the theme of “Human DNA in Innovation”, on Friday 12th May.

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations: Paris and Cannes 2017

"Rendezvous of the" Tout Paris Irlandais” the feast of St. Patrick celebrated at the Embassy on March 16 was, as ever, a great success.  

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Inspirefest Salon 9th March 2017


Members of NetworkIrlande had the opportunity to become part of the Inspirefest community for an evening on Thursday 9th March, when Ann O’Dea (CEO and Co-founder of Silicon Republic) presented an international Inspirefest Salon at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris.

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason extended a warm welcome to the moderator, James Creedon (media editor France 24), and speakers Ann O’Dea, Anne Ravanova (CEO & Founder of Global Invest Her and filmmaker and multi-media producer Elena Rossini.

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Wine Tasting, together with Paris Terroirs

First event of 2017: a very convivial Wine Tasting organized in partnership with Paris Terroirs.

On January 17th, the place to be was Paris Terroirs, 68 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, to discover the subtlety of organic wines presented with passion and expertise by the founder of this cellar, Dominique Tissier.

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NetworkIrlande Christmas Reception 2016

The NetworkIrlande Christmas reception took place at the Irish Embassy on the 14th December, concluding a busy year of activities and events.

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Winners of the 2016 Ireland France Business Awards

Left to right : S.E. Jean-Pierre THEBAULT, Ambassadeur de France, Liam WOULFE, MD Grassland Agro, Tony RICHARDSON, CEO Venn Life Sciences, Michel PIGEAT MC Ecocem France, An Taoiseach Enda KENNY TD. 

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Successful business relations with Irish and English partnerships

Some 30 members of NetworkIrlande and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce attended a breakfast meeting on Wednesday the 9th November to hear a presentation by Niamh Browne-Tixier, member of NetworkIrlande, and Laure Dykstra, member of the FBCC, co-authors of a book published by AFNOR, entitled "Communiquer, négocier et travailler efficacement avec des partenaires du Royaume-Uni et de l'Irlande".

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Ireland honoured by the Wine & Business Club, co-organised with NetworkIrlande, September 27th

Left to Right: Alain Marty, SE Geraldine Byrne Nason, Jean-Pierre Denis, President of Groupe Arkéa Crédit Mutuel and President of Château Calon Ségur.

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Lunch at the Races 2016, Auteuil

Britain, Ireland, Australia and Canada – four nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing in particular ... so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. This is exactly what the Franco-British Chamber, in association with NetworkIrlande, Australian Business in Europe, and the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce did on the 27th of June 2016 and, non-surprisingly, the event was a sell out with over 70 guests having reserved their places for this exclusive 'Luncheon at the Races'.

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Anglo Apéro May 30th Down Under!

More than 80 members of France’s English speaking business organisations braved torrential rain for a trip Down Under – a trip that didn’t take them further than central Paris.

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Labouring under the Law


Séminaire du 12 mai 2016

Baker & McKenzie est un des trois premiers cabinets d’avocats d’affaires au monde. Le cabinet met à disposition de ses clients – entreprises multinationales, institutions financières, administrations et start-up innovantes – toutes les expertises du droit des affaires pour les aider à naviguer dans la complexité des environnements juridiques nationaux et internationaux.  Plus de 4 350 avocats accompagnent les clients du cabinet dans 47 pays.

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Morning at the Gallops!

Members of NetworkIrlande and the FBCC braved the inclement weather early on Saturday 30th April and headed to Maisons-Lafitte, the "Cité du Cheval" for an exciting visit to the magnificent training facilities there.  Trainer Pascal Adda, a member of NetworkIrlande and the FBCC, first took the group on a tour of the stables, introducing them to his horses and explaining the intricacies of preparing these top athletes for winning on the racecourse.  

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The new political landscape in Ireland post the 2016 general election

Members of NetworkIrlande gave a warm welcome to David Farrell, Professor of Politics, UCD School of Politics and International Relations, and Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist at DAVY on Thursday 14th April at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris. The theme of the evening’s talk, an analysis of the current political and economic situation in Ireland, was rendered all the more interesting in view of the continuing negotiations in Ireland to form a new government following the general election on February 26th.

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Anglo- Apéro Networking & Irish Whiskey Tasting Reception

“The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”

James Joyce 'Dubliners'


The Irish Whiskey Tasting Reception, hosted by NetworkIrlande at the Centre Culturel Irlandais on Thursday October 1st, marking the 6th edition of the Anglo Apéro events, made for a very "pleasant interlude" and an ideal networking evening between the involved Chambers : the Irish, British, Canadian and Australian.



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State Visit - the Irish Taoiseach visits Paris and Lyon on September 3rd and 4th

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was the guest of honour at a business lunch held in the Embassy of Ireland in Paris on September 3rd.  The event was attended by a number of players in the Franco-Irish business community as well as some companies who seek to develop their activity in France.

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Lunch at the Races 2015 – Longchamp

Ireland, Australia and Britain – three nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing in particular, so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome de Longchamp, home of the world famous 'Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe' classic race? This is exactly what NetworkIrlande, in association with the Franco-British Chamber and Australian Business in Europe, did on the 18th of June 2015 and, non-surprisingly, the event was a sell out with some100 guests having reserved their places for this exclusive 'Lunch at the Races'.

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Private Breakfast Visit, CCI, June 12th, Side-by-Side Exhibition (Irish Design 2015)

This privileged visit, preceded by breakfast in the wonderful settings of the garden of the CCI with an introduction by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande and Nora Hickey M'Sichili, the Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, and gathered more than forty members and friends of NetworkIrlande.

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Minister Bruton, Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

On March 18th, in the beautiful surroundings of the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, Minister Richard Bruton TD, responsible for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, spoke with verve and enthusiasm to the Pioneer and Corporate members of NetworkIrlande on the economic revival in Ireland.

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Ireland France Business Awards 2015

On Friday the 12th February over 200 Members and friends of NetworkIrlande and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce gathered together to celebrate the 2015 annual Ireland France Business Awards at the Automobile Club de France in Paris.

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The French think, the Irish jump into action!

This was one of the conclusions highlighted at the end of the "France Ireland cultural diversity


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