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Ruxin Ding, Chinese Equestrian Student Achieves Outstanding BHS Success After Training in Clonshire International Equestrian Centre

Ruxin Ding is a 19 year-old Chinese student from Beidaihe, Hebei Province in China. Ruxin started riding at 16 years old, he has developed keen interest in the Equestrian industry and passion for horses because of his father, who has established Beidaihe British International Equestrian Centre. With the help of Select Ireland, Ruxin came to Ireland from […]

The Launch of 3 new Ireland Visa Application Centres in China

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing is pleased to announce the launch of the Ireland Visa Application Centres in Kunming, Xi’an and Changsha. The services in these locations will commence from 3 July 2017. Please click here to locate the VAC in the above mentioned cities.

Bank of China opens new Dublin branch

Bank of China, the world’s fourth largest bank by capital, has established a branch in Dublin on 28 June 2017. The new branch is located in Hatch Street, in Dublin city centre. It focuses on corporate lending and it aims to lend close to €700m annually by 2020. Its target clients will be Chinese companies operating in Ireland, […]

Ireland approved as member of China-led AIIB investment bank

Ireland has been formally approved as one of 13 new members to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an institution set up in January 2015 by China to assist development in the region. AIIB is a multilateral financial institution founded to bring countries together to finance energy, transport and other infrastructure projects in Asia. The bank started […]

24 Month Stay Back Option for International Students

The Irish Government has agreed to extend the Third Level Graduate Scheme, for non-EU/EEA students at level 9 and above of the National Framework of Qualifications. The new permission will double the ‘stay back option’ for masters and PhD students from 12 months to 24 months. This will allow eligible graduates who have studied in […]

Extension of the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme

The Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme is now extended for a further five years to 31 October 2021. Commenced on 1 July 2011, it was further extended in 2012. Under the Programme, certain short stay visas issued by the Immigration authorities of the United Kingdom (UK) are recognised by Ireland for the purposes of […]

Susan Barrett, CEO Select Ireland, elected as Chairperson of the Ireland China Business Association

Susan Barrett, CEO Select Ireland, was elected as the Chairperson of the Ireland China Business Association at the Annual General Meeting prior to Ireland China Business Association Annual Dinner. Susan served a 2-year period as Vice Chair of the Association. Susan also previously sat on the Steering Committee for the Dublin Beijing Twinning and the […]

Select Ireland represents Clonshire Equestrian Centre for the second year at CHF in Beijing, China’s biggest equestrian exhibition

Susan Barrett, Select Ireland CEO, continues to promote Clonshire Equestrian Centre and attract Chinese equestrian enthusiasts to Clonshire for professional coaching and summer camp programmes at China Horse Fair in 2015.

Minister Bruton departs on 5-day 4-city trade and investment mission to China with 36 Irish companies

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Saturday) departs on a 5-day, 4-city trade and investment mission to China, aimed at supporting more jobs in Ireland by delivering more exports for Irish companies, as well as extra multinational investment into Ireland. This is Minister Bruton’s 28th major trade/investment mission since taking […]

Ireland and China sign diplomatic visa waiver agreement

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi today signed a diplomatic visa waiver agreement between Ireland and China. The Agreement on Mutual Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic and Service (Official) Passports provides that holders of valid diplomatic and, in some […]