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Micheál Martin

Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) and Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil. TD for Cork South Central.

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Simon Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence in Irish Government. Fine Gael TD for Cork

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Enda Kenny

Former Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach from 2011 to 2017

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Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell MBE:  plays on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. He is well known for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament.

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Sir Tim Clark

Sir Tim joined Emirates airline’s founding team in 1985 as Head of Airline Planning, and became President in 2003. He’s been instrumental in the transformation of Emirates into the global giant it is today.

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Donna Benton

Founder & CEO at The Benton Group

Founder of the ENTERTAINER; a global lifestyle app and leading provider of Buy One Get One Free offers.

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Chanelle Lady McCoy

Formally led Chanelle Medical for 18 years, part of the multi-million pound global company Chanelle Pharma based in Galway, Ireland. The business is now Ireland's largest indigenous pharma company employing 550+. A 'Dragon' investor on the popular TV series "Dragons’ Den", and recently ranked ‘no. 23 in the 5O incredible people shaping modern Ireland.'

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Niall Gibbons

Chief Executive - Tourism Ireland

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Adrienne Doolan

Sustainable Entrepreneur,  Owner @GreenTouches,  Dedicated environmentalist. Striving to cause disruption in the cleaning and FM industry in the UAE and Middle Eastern region to create awareness as to the dangers of toxic chemicals on society at large and our environment

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Shane Lowry

Professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. His notable achievements include winning the 2019 Open Championship,

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David McWilliams

David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. David is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world.

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Aisling Prendergast

Support Group Services Lead at The LightHouse Arabia| Addiction Psychology and Counselling & Grief Specialist | CDA Licensed

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Past IBN Events

  • COP - 28 UAE
    COP - 28 UAE
    Fri, 08 Dec
    Dubai
    08 Dec 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, 45PP+39 - Jumeirah St - Madinat Jumeirah - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    08 Dec 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, 45PP+39 - Jumeirah St - Madinat Jumeirah - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    The IBN Business Breakfast in partnership with The Irish Embassy.
  • The IBN Christmas Party 2023
    The IBN Christmas Party 2023
    Wed, 06 Dec
    Location is TBD
    06 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 22:30
    Location is TBD
    06 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 22:30
    Location is TBD
    Join us for the IBN Christmas Party on Wednesday, 6th December.
  • The IBN Christmas Party 2023
    The IBN Christmas Party 2023
    Wed, 06 Dec
    Dubai
    06 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Dubai, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    06 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 22:00
    Dubai, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Wednesday, 6th December
  • The IBN Business Breakfast
    The IBN Business Breakfast
    Thu, 23 Nov
    Dubai
    23 Nov 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    23 Nov 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    We are delighted to invite you to the next Irish Business Network Business Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, November 23rd. This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to network, learn, and connect with fellow professionals in the Irish business community.
  • The IBN Annual General Meeting 2023
    The IBN Annual General Meeting 2023
    Mon, 23 Oct
    Location is TBD
    23 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:00
    Location is TBD
    23 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:00
    Location is TBD
    The Annual General Meeting
  • Battle of the Business Councils
    Battle of the Business Councils
    Fri, 20 Oct
    Dubai
    20 Oct 2023, 08:00 – 8:05
    Dubai, Dubai Creek Resort - Port Saeed - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    20 Oct 2023, 08:00 – 8:05
    Dubai, Dubai Creek Resort - Port Saeed - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Join the IBN for the Battle of the Business Councils
  • The IBN Annual Seminar 2023
    The IBN Annual Seminar 2023
    Sun, 17 Sept
    Dubai
    17 Sept 2023, 08:20 – 14:30
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    17 Sept 2023, 08:20 – 14:30
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Further information will be announced shortly
  • IBN June Business Breakfast
    IBN June Business Breakfast
    Tue, 20 Jun
    Dubai
    20 Jun 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    20 Jun 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    The final breakfast before the summer break
  • The Young Business Network Meeting
    The Young Business Network Meeting
    Thu, 08 Jun
    Dubai
    08 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 21:00
    Dubai, Palm West Beach - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    08 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 21:00
    Dubai, Palm West Beach - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Build Your Brand
  • IBN Business Breakfast
    IBN Business Breakfast
    Thu, 25 May
    Dubai
    25 May 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    25 May 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Join the IBN Business Breakfast this May for a discussion on all aspects of recruitment. At The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
  • IBN Business Breakfast - April
    IBN Business Breakfast - April
    Thu, 27 Apr
    Dubai
    27 Apr 2023, 07:30 – 29 Apr 2023, 09:00
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    27 Apr 2023, 07:30 – 29 Apr 2023, 09:00
    Dubai, Al Mamsha St - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    UAE 9% Corporate Tax, Are You Ready?
  • The IBN Digital Sector Meeting
    The IBN Digital Sector Meeting
    Tue, 04 Apr
    دبي
    04 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    دبي, Unit C 43, Me'aisem First - Dubai Production City - دبي - United Arab Emirates
    04 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    دبي, Unit C 43, Me'aisem First - Dubai Production City - دبي - United Arab Emirates
    Creative Marketing Tactics To Take Advantage Of The Evolution Of Media
  • IBN Iftar Evening
    IBN Iftar Evening
    Tue, 28 Mar
    Dubai
    28 Mar 2023, 18:15 – 21:00
    Dubai, 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    28 Mar 2023, 18:15 – 21:00
    Dubai, 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Join the IBN and guests for an Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • IBN St. Patrick's Day Business Breakfast
    IBN St. Patrick's Day Business Breakfast
    Fri, 17 Mar
    Amphi Theatre Madinat Jumeirah
    17 Mar 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Amphi Theatre Madinat Jumeirah , Al Sufouh 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    17 Mar 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Amphi Theatre Madinat Jumeirah , Al Sufouh 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Join the celebrations in Dubai for St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Business Network. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir
  • International Woman's Day Event
    International Woman's Day Event
    Thu, 09 Mar
    Spike Terrace - EGC
    09 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    Spike Terrace - EGC , 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    09 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
    Spike Terrace - EGC , 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Join us for the IBN International Woman's Day Event - International Woman's Day Event Pushing Boundaries - Personal Development
  • February 2023 -  Business Breakfast
    February 2023 -  Business Breakfast
    Thu, 23 Feb
    The Pavillion @ Emirates Golf Club
    23 Feb 2023, 07:30 – 9:30
    The Pavillion @ Emirates Golf Club, 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid. Dubai
    23 Feb 2023, 07:30 – 9:30
    The Pavillion @ Emirates Golf Club, 17/2, Al Naseem street Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, Hadaeq Mohammed Bin Rashid. Dubai
    A MUST Business Breakfast for professionals looking to build their personal & business brand. This will be a sell-out breakfast. RSVP Essential.
  • Food Sector Evening | How to do business in the Middle East
    Food Sector Evening | How to do business in the Middle East
    Wed, 22 Feb
    25Hours Hotel, One Central
    22 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 21:30
    25Hours Hotel, One Central, Trade Center St - off Sheikh Zayed Road - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    22 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 21:30
    25Hours Hotel, One Central, Trade Center St - off Sheikh Zayed Road - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    Bord Bia and the Irish Business Network invite you to this exclusive Food Sector event on ‘How to do business in the Middle East’.
  • IBN Business Breakfast - January 2023
    IBN Business Breakfast - January 2023
    Thu, 19 Jan
    Dubai
    19 Jan 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    19 Jan 2023, 07:30 – 9:00
    Dubai, Rebat St - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    EMIR VIEW | UAE: PARADIGM SHIFT? Trevor McFarlane | CEO | EMIR
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