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Great news to share about the ‘Tech Visa’

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Great news to share about the “Tech Visa” from Sean O’Sullivan, co-founder of Open Ireland [1] Open Ireland was founded to campaign for measures to help make Ireland the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe. Central to all of this was the Open Ireland proposals for a radical overhaul of the employment [...]

Radical shake-up of work permits scheme to attract skilled overseas workers

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The Irish Government is to shake up the work permit processing system in a bid to attract overseas workers to fill skill gaps in crucial areas like ICT and engineering. The move has been identified as a key facet of the Irish Government’s Action Plan to create 100,000 jobs by 2015. At present [...]

Sunday Business Post 10th November 2012

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller When I came to Ireland in 2006, to start a technology company here, I was amazed at the wealth of talent that Ireland had in the area of [...]
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Parliamentary Question re Introduction of Irish Technology Visa – Thursday, 22 November 2012

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Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the initiatives he is taking in view of last months report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation regarding serious skills shortages in the ICT sector here; if he supports proposals for an [...]
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Sean O’Sullivan at Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Meeting

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Sean O’Sullivan, founder of Open Ireland and Irish American Technology entrepreneur, presented his proposal to create tens of thousands of jobs in Ireland, at the two day Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting (Monday & Tuesday 10th & 11th September 2012) held in the Knockranny House Hotel, [...]
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IDA Report Highlights Importance of Multinationals to Ireland

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There was more grim news this week as we heard that our domestic economy continues to struggle with the Central Statistics Office revealing that the volume of retail sales decreased 0.7% in June 2012 when compared with May 2012 and there was an annual decrease of 5.5%. However, it’s not all bad [...]
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Open us up to tech talent to generate jobs – Sean O’Sullivan in Sunday BusinessPost 22 July 2012

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As a technology guy who cut my teeth in the US, I’ve started and funded a number of significant technology companies across the years. The United States and Silicon Valley in particular, are noted for the remarkable achievements of creating so many great companies that have touched all of our lives [...]

Senator and TD Support the Introduction of a Technology Visa

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Open Ireland is delighted that Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Eoghan Murphy TD are both urging Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Richard Bruton to introduce a technology visa.  Both in the past week have come out in support of the introduction of a technology visa and recognize the [...]
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Open Ireland Founder On ‘Coleman At Large’

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Sean O’Sullivan took to the airwaves last week (4th of July, 2012), when he appeared on the ‘Coleman At Large’ show on Newstalk. During the interview Sean explained how the economy would benefit if we open our borders to the world’s top technology talent and extolled his belief that Ireland can [...]
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Open Ireland at IT@Cork

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Open Ireland attended the European Tech Cluster forum “Eliminating the Budget Deficit & Building the Skills Pipeline” on the 26th June in Cork where a range of business leaders, including Open Ireland founder Sean O’Sullivan, explained how filling existing job vacancies in the technology sector [...]
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