Monday June 1, 2020

Desperately seeking talent

Sean O'Sullivan is encouraging the government to attract talented overseas graduates to fill specific job vacancies - and transform the country's prospects, writes Richard Curran.

21st April, 2012
Sean O'Sullivan, technology investor and Avego chief executive: 'You have to go through hoops to bring people in.' Photo: Maura Hickey

Sean O'Sullivan, technology investor and Avego chief executive, is normally mild-mannered. But a recent spat with a government minister at a technology conference in Dublin has shown that, at times, he doesn't mince his words.

O'Sullivan, who features on RTE's Dragons' Den, produced a letter at the event which he had received from the Department of Enterprise.

It said that one of his computer programmers, a Chinese national, had been denied a visa to remain...

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