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Susan Barrett CEO Select Ireland addresses the Sino-Europe Equine Industry Seminar at Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour

Susan Barrett, CEO of Select Ireland highlights the importance of Equestrianism for Youth at the CGT Sino-Europe Equine Industry Seminar form 3rd-5th May. 

New 5 year Multi-Entry Visa option for Chinese tourists

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, today announced a new 5-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese tourists coming to Ireland. The announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and China, which were established on 22 June 1979, and recognises the importance of the Chinese tourist market and the […]

The Chinese Embassy held in Dublin to mark 40th anniversary of China-Ireland relations

  The Chinese Embassy held a grand reception at Convention Center Dublin on the evening of June 21 to mark the 40th anniversary of China-Ireland relations. Almost 400 people attended the prestigious event. Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality attended the reception on behalf of the Irish government. At the reception, Flanagan and the Chinese ambassador jointly unveiled […]

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 […]