The Panel joins the Gateway to Europe trade mission to Washington and Boston

On April 10th The Panel will once again join the Ireland Gateway to Europe (IGTE) delegation. This year IGTE is travelling to Washington and Boston to promote Ireland as a location for US Foreign Direct Investment.

Ireland Gateway to Europe trade mission was established to highlight Ireland as a premier European investment location. The Panel has been involved with this annual trade mission since 2014. With Brexit imminent, this trade mission is of even more importance now than ever.

Participants include Irish services providers from the following industries: Accounting & Taxation, Banking, Communications & Telecoms, Legal & Intellectual Property, Outsourced Business Services, Moving & Storage, Pensions, Investment & Employee Benefits, Property & Project Management, Recruitment & HR, Serviced Offices, and Treasury & Cash Management.

We look forward bringing you updates from the summit, so keep watching our updates on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn) and here on our own website.

To learn more, the Ireland: Gateway to Europe site can be found here:

Taking part in the 2018 trade mission will be Fergal Keys (Partner, IT & Business Change) and Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury).


The Panel featured in the Sunday Business Post – Ireland Gateway to Europe supplement

On Sunday 25th March, The Panel was delighted to feature in the Ireland Gateway to Europe supplement in the Sunday Business Post. The IGTE initiative offers support to companies from the US looking to set up operations in Ireland.  

In this full page feature, our Partners Alan Bluett and Fergal Keys highlight some of the recruitment issues companies come up against in 2018.

To read full feature click on this Sunday Business Post link or on the image below.    

Click here for your copy of the full IGTE supplement.


The Panel host IMI Mentoring Programme Evening at the Bord Gais Theatre

As a member of the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and a part of their Mentor/Mentee Programme, The Panel was delighted to host one of their events on Thursday 22nd March in the Bord Gais Theatre Circle Club.

We had two inspirational speakers, Patrick Corkery (Chartered Accountant) and Derek Mahon (Financial Consultant) and the event was superbly MC’d by journalist Robert Shortt.

Patrick Corkery is a seasoned long distance swimmer and has swam the English Channel. Derek Mahon is a The Panel sponsored athlete and mountaineer now undertaking The 7 Summit Challenge.

We would like to thank both speakers for their stories and for all the insights they shared.

To find out more about the IMI Mentoring/Mentee Programme visit their website or if you wish to speak to us about our involvement and experience of the programme contact Paul McArdle.


SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 Calcutta Run takes place on Saturday, 26th May. Please sign up here >>

This year the Calcutta Run is celebrating 20 years of fundraising.

In 2017 the event successfully raised an impressive €220,000 for their chosen charities: The Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation.  A total of 1,265 people participated across all 4 sub sections of the fundraising initiative and all monies raised went to supporting the work carried out by the charities for homeless youths in Dublin and Calcutta.

This year’s event is taking place on Saturday 26th May and registration is now open.

Remember you can now run, walk and/or cycle!  


The Panel is delighted to both sponsor The Calcutta Run and participate in it once again, we hope to see you there.

The charities being supported this year is:

The Peter McVerry Trust

The Hope Foundation

Remember you can now run, walk and cycle!

To join The Panel team on the day REGISTER HERE and we look forward seeing you on the day.


The Law Society of Ireland officially launches the Calcutta Run 2018 – 20 years of fundraising


The Panel is recruiting a new CEO for the ISPCC

If the role below is of genuine interest to you please click on the image to apply.


Louise O Leary from The Panel featured in The Sunday Times

Our colleague Louise O’Leary was interviewed on mentoring in The Sunday Times careers section (March 4th).  Louise spoke about her experience of the IMI Ireland mentoring programme, a programme she has got great value from.  Some of Louise’s colleagues also participate as either mentees or mentors. The Panel is a big supporter of this IMI initiative.
Read the full “Find a role model to keep on rolling” article here.