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Newsletter Q2 2022

Dear Members,

Get out your agendas, it will be a busy second quarter which promises to be just as eventful as the previous three months! It is truly a real pleasure to get back to networking on a physical basis. Below you will find details of some of our planned activities over the coming weeks and a brief recap of our recent events.

Our Member to Member Advantage Program continues to expand with a new offer from business member Coïc Chappel. Full details in your member portal. The program is a great way to highlight your business while creating synergy between our members so we would encourage all business members to consider participating. Contact to find out more.

We welcome new members Donegal County Council, Polyglot, Diarmuid Gill, Pascal Jean, Jane Kearney and Helen Stack Petit and look forward to seeing all members, old and new, at one of our forthcoming events!

Your NetworkIrlande Team



May 12th, 2022

The annual Pioneer lunch will take place at the Embassy of Ireland on May 12th. Registration for this event is now closed.


May 20th, 2022

Registration is now open to attend our next 'Lunch & Learn' on Friday, May 20th. Capacity is limited so please sign up HERE without delay to secure your place. 


June 2nd, 2022

NetworkIrlande, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in France, will host "Ireland and France: Scaling Up Together in the EU" on Thursday, 2 June, 8.30am to 12pm, at Station F, Europe's largest start-up incubator in the heart of Paris.

Together with panelists from the French and Irish Tech sectors, we will discuss how France and Ireland foster tech start-ups and scale-ups, Franco-Irish collaboration in tech and at EU level through Scale-Up Europe as well as the similarities and differences, and scope for further cooperation between France and Ireland.

This event is open to NetworkIrlande Pioneer and Business members. If you have not yet received your personalised link to register please contact to request one.

Recent Events

 Business Networking Reception on the occasion of the

FR vs IR 6 Nations Rugby Match

We 'kicked off' our first physical event of the year with a business networking reception at the Embassy of Ireland prior to the 6 nations rugby match on Saturday, February 12th in the presence of Ambassador Niall Burgess and Minister Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs. Members and guests enjoyed glorious sunshine in the gardens before a very convivial lunch in the Embassy reception rooms. Thank you to our colleagues at Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland and all our members present for making it such an enjoyable event!  A special mention for Pioneer member Stade de France whose team took to the floor to present all the stadium has to offer in particular with respect to the RWC 2023.


A Dialogue on Gender Equality & Diversity

on the occasion of Saint Brigid's Day

To celebrate Saint Brigid's day 2022 a Franco-Irish dialogue on gender equality and diversity was organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland. The captivating and lively discussion covered themes including gender equality in the workplace, the role of education, of governments, of leadership by example and community outreach. We were honoured to have Minister Élisabeth Moreno and Minister Josepha Madigan T.D. leading the discussion along with many business leaders from the Franco-Irish community to lend their opinions and share best practice. This event took place in collaboration with Embassy of Ireland in France, and we thank in particular Ambassador Burgess for his warm welcome along with Laura Dagg, Head of the Economic Unit, who moderated the discussion so effectively. Many thanks to all NetworkIrlande members who participated either in person or who followed the event via live-stream, with special thanks to Christine Loizy, Fiona Olivier & Richard Dujardin for their input.

See HERE for a quick resumé of top tips from some of our participants.

Saint Patrick's Day Trade Reception at the Embassy of Ireland

Ambassador Niall Burgess extended a warm welcome to representatives from NetworkIrlande, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Bord Bia at a trade reception on March 16th to mark Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. The reception was a great occasion to celebrate the strengthening commercial ties between France and Ireland and a welcome return to physical events at the Embassy.

Economic News

Economic Briefing from the Embassy of Ireland in France

Find the latest economic briefing compiled by the Embassy of Ireland in France here.




Did you know that Ireland is the country of the EU with the youngest population and also the highest number of STEM graduates per capita? Talent and education is just part of the attractiveness of Ireland which enabled the country to ensure an all time record level of FDI related investment and employment levels in 2021. Read more facts about Ireland and what makes it such a great destination to do business in this IDA report.  

Welcome To Our New Members


Donegal is a fast-growth business region, with global tech giants and remote working hubs. A highly skilled workforce along with an excellent digital ecosystem, support networks and state of the art digital hubs make Donegal an attractive proposition for inward investment. Growth industries include the FinTech, Marine, Food and Tourism sectors and leading multinationals like Sita, Pramerica, Tata, Abbott and Zeus are thriving in Donegal.
Donegal offers an authentic Irish experience and is home to a diverse population and a strong sense of community. Situated on the Wild Atlantoc Way, living in Donegal offers the best of everything with vibrant towns and villages, to a stunning coastline and rolling hills and mountains in the unspoiled countryside.

For further information contact:

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E-mail Newsletter Sign Up HERE 



For over 26 years, Polyglot Group has been dedicated to helping businesses grow locally and expand across borders by nurturing their human capital. 

"As a one-stop-shop growth partner, we provide initial Business Setup & ongoing Compliance, tailored Talent Acquisition, "on-the-ground" HR Support & Consulting, fully managed in-country Payroll Services, as well as EOR / PEO and Language Support (Translation & Interpreting).

With a presence spanning over 9 time zones and a network of partners across the globe, discover where our global-meets-local partnership could take your business."

For further information contact:

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Contact Person : Simon Miclet,



Individual Members

Diarmuid GILL

Pascal JEAN





Recent Member News



IDA Ireland announces results for 2021 with highest increase in FDI employment in a single year. Learn more here.

ECOCEM feature in the documentary 'Solving for Zero' available for viewing here.

Tourism Ireland wins Travel d'Or 'best foreign tourist board' award in France. Read more here.
Kingspan announces deal to purchase French roofing membranes provider Ondura. Read about it here

EirGrid CEO Mark Foley has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. This award was given by the French Government for the work that has been carried out under the Celtic Interconnector project.

EY launch the search for 'Entrepreneur de l'année 2022'. Apply here

'Top Employers France' has certified Primark France as a Top Employer for a second year in a row. Their certification has been awarded for their work in areas such as diversity & inclusion, training and development and wellbeing.

Other News & Events

Bord Bia has launched their Statement of Strategy 2022-2025 setting out how Bord Bia will sustain the success of the Irish food and drink industry by bringing the highest quality produce to the world.

Recognising the wider strategic context in which Bord Bia operates, the strategy builds on #FoodVision2030 which emphasises the need to strengthen and invest in Origin Green and other sustainability supports.

Read the full Statement of Strategy 2022-2025 here


The Cercle Littéraire Irlandais are convening their reading group on Sunday, 8th May 2022 at 5 PM (Irish time), 6 PM (French time). Further information and registrtaion HERE.

Toulouse-based GAA enthousiasts are invited to join the Honorary Consul of Ireland and the Tolosa Gaels GAA club to welcome visiting players for the GAA Championnat Fédéral Qualify Tournament on the evening of Friday, May 13th. Full details and to register HERE.

Ireland is being celebrated during the Europe Day festivities in Vincennes on May 13th & 14th. See the full agenda of events HERE

Make sure to check out the incredible agenda of events and exhibitions at the Centre Culturel Irlandais over the next weeks and months. Full details can be found HERE

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