Connect Ireland's plea to save its scheme

TDs hear details of dispute with IDA over number of jobs scheme has created

22nd March, 2017
Businessman Terry Clune set up Connect Ireland in 2012

Under the Succeed in Ireland Initiative, a fee is paid to the Irish diaspora who bring investment to the country. The fees and costs of the scheme are reimbursed once the jobs are verified by the IDA.

Yesterday, the committee heard from Connect Ireland and Department of Jobs officials about the job creation figures at the centre of the dispute.

Department officials said the scheme created 535 jobs, according to the IDA’s measure. When asked...

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