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We’re still on a high following Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s visit to Global Shares HQ in Clonakilty to announce 150 new jobs – with hundreds more to follow. We also revealed that we’re set to reach a $1bn ‘Unicorn’ valuation status over the next four years – pretty exciting stuff!

Below you’ll find links to our photo gallery from the day and some snippets of the TV and newspaper coverage we got on the day. We were delighted with all the positive feedback.

Global Shares will increase its headcount from 370 currently to 1,000 by 2024, and fill 150 high-skill, high-value roles immediately.

Most of our staff were working from home on the day of the announcement due to Covid-19 guidelines, so our Prime Minister and all the speakers were addressing an almost empty office space. But the message was loud and clear – we’re thriving at Global Shares.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said:  “The story of Global Shares is a remarkable one, illustrating how from small beginnings a company can grow and develop a global footprint.  It is an inspiring example of what can be achieved through talent and ambition.

“At the heart of Global Shares is its people.  This hard working, determined and highly skilled workforce has driven the company’s success and growth.

“Today’s jobs announcement marks another step in what is an exceptional journey.”

Other speakers and guests on the day included CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon, TD Christopher O’Sullivan, Mayor of Clonakilty Padraig O’Reilly and Roger Wallace, Partner and Lead at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

You can find images from the event here.


Global Shares is a finalist in the 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Programme.

You can view some of the media coverage of the event on the links below:

The Irish Times

The Irish Examiner.

Please Note: This publication contains general information only and Global Shares is not, through this article, issuing any advice, be it legal, financial, tax-related, business-related, professional or other. The Global Shares Academy is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as such. Global Shares does not assume any liability for reliance on the information provided herein.

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