Donegal Dublin Business Network - Connecting Donegal People In Business In Dublin

The Donegal Dublin Business Network committee aims to achieve these objectives by providing members with access to a wide range of activities. These include networking breakfast seminars; other networking events; and an opportunity to experience presentations by a broad range of speakers with insights, expertise and experience from different spheres of business (and elsewhere). Please click here to see examples of some of the events held to date.

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The Donegal Dublin Business Network was established in January 2017 with the view to encouraging Donegal business people based in Dublin to network, refer business and to share contacts with each other.

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DDBN International Womens Day Event 2024 – Celebration of Donegal Women in Business

A packed house at The Chop House restaurant on Wednesday evening for the DDBNs celebration of ‘Donegal Women in Business’ to celebrate International Women’s Day. We had a lovely evening listening to Ballyshannon woman Andrea Gilligan from Newstalk eloquently discussing with our panel of female trailblazers Mary Coghlan (Consultant, Former Tánaiste, and current chair of Donegal GAA),…

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Pictured with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohue, are (from left) Donegal Dublin Business Network members Garrett Harte (Chairperson); Sally Anne Sherry\; Paul Doyle\; and Declan Walsh.

Donegal Dublin Business Network welcomes A5 infrastructure investment

Pictured with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohue, are (from left) Donegal Dublin Business Network members Garrett Harte (Chairperson); Sally Anne Sherry\; Paul Doyle\; and Declan Walsh.   The Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) has welcomed the Government’s pledge of €600 million towards the development of the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy Northwest Transport…

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DDBN announces new Chairman

Garrett Harte is new chairman of Donegal Dublin Business Network as group announces event to mark International Women’s Day on March 6th. Garrett Harte is the new chairman of the Donegal Dublin Business network, succeeding Paul Doyle who has stepped down from a role he has held since the group’s foundation seven years ago. The incoming chairman…

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DDBN Podcast Series

The DDBN Committee are really delighted to launch the first in our DDBN Podcast Series today.  It is presented by DDBN Committee member Seán Perry in conversation with Donegal entrepreneur, Donagh Kelly.  The in-depth interview was edited and produced by Letterkenny native Lochlainn Harte.  It can be accessed free-of-charge below and is available on both the Apple…

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“Back to Normal” on the Agenda at Magee 1866

The Temple Family hosted the DDBN at its flagship Magee 1866 store on Anne Street South last Thursday, 7th October. Lynn Temple welcomed the network back to its store for the first time since 2019 in what was the Network’s first in-person event since the Linkedin Workshop in Mason Hayes and Curran back in March…

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Watch: Bouncing Back with Jason Black

You can watch the video here. Password is: 1E^zd80g Jason is a proud Donegal man and a recipient of Donegal person of the year 2018/19. Jason spoke with Sean Perry (28th May 2020), in front of the DDBN via Zoom about his mental strength and mind skills training techniques, which have led business leaders and high…

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Magee 1866 host DDBN for 3rd year running

The DDBN gathered in Magee 1866’s flagship store on South Anne Street (just off Grafton Street) on Thursday 19th September.  This was the third year of the running of this event. The Temple Family welcomed guests to their store for an evening of networking, food and drink.  Refreshments on the evening were served up by the…

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RSVP: Finn Harps Match

Please register your interest to attend, with the DDBN, a Finn Harps match in Dublin.     An invitation to get behind County Donegal’s most remarkable sporting success story Finn Harps against-the-odds performances have been  one of the League of Ireland’s most compelling stories for almost a decade now. This year, the team has taken their…

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Review: Get Down to Business Breakfast Event

The Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) gathered recently in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Dock for a Get Down to Business breakfast event.  The first in a series which will be rolled out twice per year, the DDBN gave four members a chance to introduce their businesses to the network and to take part in a panel discussion. The members who…

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Head Chef Sean Smith welcomes the DDBN to the Cliff Townhouse

Food, wine and networking were on the agenda for the Donegal Dublin Business Network’s first event of 2019 as Head Chef Sean Smith (Letterkenny) welcomed the DDBN to experience the hospitality, ambience and food that the Cliff Townhouse on St. Stephen’s Green has to offer in the heart of the city. Those present were offered…

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Deirdre McGlone (Harvey's Point), Rosie Temple (Magee 1866), Ian Ireland (Donegal Investment Group Plc), Karen Reynolds (Matheson), Joe McHugh TD

Road Links A Hot Topic at DDBN Brexit Event

IRRESPECTIVE OF BREXIT OUTCOMES, DELIVERING ON THE A5 DUAL CARRAIGEWAY CORRIDOR BETWEEN DUBLIN AND DONEGAL MUST REMAIN A GOVERNMENT PRIORITY Regardless of how Brexit eventually turns out for the North West, the Irish government must continue to prioritise the improvement of Donegal’s connectivity with the rest of the country, particularly via the external road network,…

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Ireland 2040 Boost for Donegal, DDBN thanked for submissions made.

Joe McHugh TD & Gov. Chief Whip acknowledged the DDBN as he announced details of Donegal’s share in ‘Project Ireland 2040’. Improved infrastructure between Donegal and Dublin has always been on our wish list. We’re looking forward to implementation.   Full Report from the Donegal Democrat here, excerpts below. Minister Joe McHugh speaking from Sligo today…

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2018 Membership & Cards

Many members have already renewed their memberships for 2018 online. If you haven’t already done so, you can pay the 2018 membership fee of €30.00 via this link or in person at the Iveagh Garden Hotel event on 22 February. Thank you to DDBN member Cornie McGinley, Managing Director of Costa Systems which specialises in Epos…

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DDBN mixes casual style and conversation at Magee 1866

The Donegal Dublin Business Network members enjoyed a wine tasting and networking evening at the Magee store in Dublin on June 14th.  The members gathered at the Magee flagship store on South Anne Street to taste and learn about wine with Tindal Wine Merchants. The stylish setting of Magee 1866, a luxury clothing brand with firm roots in Donegal, combined…

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Jim McGuinness Addresses Donegal Dublin Business Network

WINNERS IN SPORT AND IN BUSINESS WILL WORK HARD BUT MUST ALSO FIND TAKE TIME TO REFLECT, MCGUINNESS ADVISES The importance of ensuring time is set-aside to facilitate reflection was just one of many insightful parallels drawn between the worlds of sport and commerce by former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness at a recent meeting of…

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