What do we do?

The aim of the Irish Business Network of New Zealand is to provide a friendly and open forum for business people with a connection to Ireland to network and socialise together.

The group comprises business professionals from a number of industries.

Want to contact us? Email info@ibnnz.com or join our LinkedIn group. You can also follow us on Twitter @IrishBusinessNZ.

Click here to join our mailing list and get updates on future events.


Ireland and Brexit: An evening with Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times

Brexit, Ireland and the Crisis of Belonging


Join us for an evening with Fintan O’Toole, one of Ireland’s most renowned journalists, to hear his thoughts on Brexit and its impact on Ireland.

Monday, 3 September
5.30pm- 8pm
Level 22/188 Quay St, Auckland

Tickets: $49, includes canapés and a limited bar.

Sponsored by The Eamon Cleary Trust.

Fintan O’Toole
Assistant Editor, columnist, and feature writer
The Irish Times

Fintan O’Toole is one of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals. fintan.jpg

He is currently Assistant Editor, columnist and feature writer for The Irish Times. He also contributes to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, The Observer, and other international publications.

In 2011, O’Toole was named one of “Britain’s top 300 intellectuals” by The Observer. He has received the A.T. Cross Award for Supreme Contribution to Irish Journalism, the Millennium Social Inclusion Award, and Journalist of the Year in 2010 from TV3 Media Awards.

In 2017, O’Toole became the first Irish recipient of the prestigious European Press Prize as well as the Orwell Prize for Journalism for his commentary on the Brexit referendum and its aftermath.

He has published more than a dozen books—most recently Judging Shaw—and is the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton.

In July 2018, The Irish Times announced that Fintan O’Toole had been appointed Seamus Heaney’s official biographer.

Tickets on sale for Lessons from Conflict panel event

What’s it like prosecuting war criminals in a UN court, working at the highest level of business journalism, or heading up the organisation responsible for NZ’s most vulnerable children?

Hear from three women on the lessons they’ve learned from working in high-profile, high-pressure roles:

Bronagh McKenna,  former trial attorney at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal
Fran O’Sullivan, New Zealand Herald columnist and Editorial Director – Business at NZME
Grainne Moss, CEO of Oranga Tamariki

Tickets: $55, includes canapes and a limited bar.

When: Thursday, July 5, from 5.30pm to 8pm
Where: PwC, Level 22, 188 Quay St, Auckland

April 30 breakfast event with Ireland’s Minister of State for Diaspora

Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Ciarán Cannon TD, is in Auckland for a short visit on Monday, April 30.Min-Cannon-thumb


Join the Irish Business Network of New Zealand for this special breakfast event with the Minister, discussing the issues facing Ireland and the diaspora.


Tickets $30, includes a breakfast buffet. Don’t delay, buy your ticket today.

Time: 7am-9am, April 30
Location: Europe House, 56 Wakefield St, Auckland 1010

Please note that the original event time has changed from evening to morning due to a change in the Minister’s travel schedule.


Business breakfast with visiting Irish Minister of State

We are delighted to host a breakfast event with Mr Jim Daly, TD – Irjim_daly_image.jpgeland’s Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People – on Wednesday, March 14.

Minister Daly will be visiting New Zealand as part of the St Patrick’s Festival. Join the IBNNZ at this event and get a closer insight into the issues facing Ireland.

Time: March 14, 7am-9am
Venue: Europe House, 56 Wakefield St, Auckland
Tickets: $30. On sale now.

Find out more about the St Patrick’s Festival programme here.

Short and Sweet: Quick-fire presentations from Irish and NZ businesses

Join us for a fast-paced and fun night of thinking and networking! Hear from Irish companies doing business in New Zealand and Kiwi firms operating in Ireland.

Companies presenting:

Butlers Chocolates: Irish luxury chocolatier, with cafes in Wellington and Auckland.

SonruIrish company providing automated video interviewing for screening candidates.

Cemplicity:  NZ company providing patient experience software into the health sector in NZ and Ireland.

NZ Boutique Wines: NZ company supplying fine NZ wine to Ireland.

Wed 16th August 2017, 5.30pm-8.30pm @ PwC, Level 22, 188 Quay St, Auckland CBD.

Tickets $49. Buy your ticket now.

Don’t miss out on this great event! Ticket sales close Friday 11th August 2017.

The aim of the Irish Business Network of New Zealand  is to provide a friendly and open forum for business people with a connection to Ireland to network and socialise together.

Launched in 2015, the group comprises business professionals from a number of industries. We run a number of networking events during the year.

Please forward this to anyone you feel may be interested.

To discuss this event or any aspect of IBNNZ please contact Treza on 021 957 255 or info@ibnnz.com

Considering a return to Ireland?

Auckland poster - August 3rd 2017

Come along to this free information session and find out what you need to know about making the move back to Ireland from New Zealand.

A joint initiative by the Crosscare Migrant Project and the Consulate General of Ireland, Auckland, New Zealand.

> Returning with non-EEA partners and family members
> Healthcare and social welfare entitlements
> Migration
> Tax obligations
> Education and employment
> Social and culture factors
> Insurance
> Plus much more…

Venue: Auckland Irish Society, Rocky Nook Ave, Fowlds Park, Morningside, Auckland
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 6pm