Day of Welcomes!

Fifteen years ago tonight, celebrations took place across the ten accession countries, as people counted down to midnight to their accession to the EU. 🇪🇺 The following day, Ireland welcomed diplomats and heads of states and governments to mark the biggest enlargement of the EU ever to take place. 🙌🙌 This is how they remember the Day of Welcomes today. 

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Day of Welcomes

Fifteen years ago tonight, celebrations took place across the ten accession countries, as people counted down to midnight to their accession to the EU. 🇪🇺The following day, Ireland welcomed diplomats and heads of states and governments to mark the biggest enlargement of the EU ever to take place. 🙌🙌This is how they remember the Day of Welcomes today.

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The Irish Government has launched ‘Ireland for Finance’, a new strategy for the further development of the international financial services (IFS) sector in Ireland to 2025. The employment target for the new Strategy is to reach 50,000 people in direct employment in the sector by 2025. The Strategy is structured around the following four pillars: 1. The operating environment pillar is focused on ensuring the policy, culture and legislative conditions underpinning IFS will support growth.. 2. The technology and innovation pillar is focused on providing a collaborative approach to addressing emerging challenges and opportunities in technological developments. 3. The talent pillar seeks to ensure that we continue to have skilled people to meet the demands of the IFS sector, including meeting new and changing skills. 4. The communications and promotion pillar is focused on ensuring that Ireland’s IFS offering is communicated to all those who are or may be attracted to investing in Ireland. hashtagbusiness hashtaginnovation hashtagnews hashtaginternational # hashtage hashtagtechnology


This Estonian start-up has become a thorn in Uber’s Side. Founded by a 19 year-old college dropout, Bolt is an example of a troublesome trend for the world’s largest ride-hailing company.


Galway-headquarted Orreco uses machine learning and data analytics to monitor, the health of athletes, helping to accelerate recovery, optimise performance and prolong careers.

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Ireland – Small Country, Big Impact 

Ireland has transformed itself into a leading global provider of financial services since the launch of the IFSC in Dublin just over 30 years ago. There are now more than 200 foreign multinational firms with bases here while the country is also home to over 200 Irish owned international services firms.

Great to meet Irish ambassador to Estonia Frances Kiernan and good friends from the Irish Estonian Business Network ( It was also good opportunity to learn about Irish-Estonian R&D co-operation project in life sciences sector. In attendance HE Irish Ambassador Kiernan, Board Members; Neil Mathieson, Britta Tamverk (Chair IEBN), Ewa Kicinska, Bartosz Siepracki, Breandon Flood &  Rachel Armstrong.  hashtagirishadvantage hashtaglifesciences

Europe is in good health when it comes a diverse and innovative mix of medtech start-ups. These are the ones to watch in 2019.

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Dear Friends,
I have great pleasure to announce the appointment of Britta Tamverk as the new Chairperson of the Irish Estonian Business Network. In her day job, Britta is the CEO and Founder of City Keeltekool, a leading learning institute in the heart of Tallinn City. Please join us in wishing Britta all the best in the future. As always we could not achieve our goals without your support, the support of Enterprise Ireland, EAS, Embassy of Ireland; Tallinn and Embassy of Estonia; Dublin. From the very beginning (2015), our aim was to bring together like minded people, offer networking opportunities to meet in both countries, share knowledge and build trade links.
A Trade Mission was always our goal, and now we can say it is a reality! With the support of the stakeholders listed above, IEBN is now part of the team who will travel to Ireland 31st of August for the first ICT Trade Mission, the itinerary is full of interesting meetings with leading Irish and Estonian companies, knowledge sharing, networking, seminars on commercial contracts and governmental co-operation, Neil Mathieson of Key Capital will lead the mission. If you are interested or have any questions please email
If you cannot travel to Ireland, you can still meet with some of these companies on the 24th of August, ICT Tallinn Free Networking Event, please email
I would like to finish by thanking everyone for their support over the last 2 fun filled busy years, it was a pleasure to lead great initiatives, as always IEBN is here to support, if you have any ideas or intentions to build links between our countries, please email for a chat!

Suur aitäh,
Rachel Armstrong

Tech Bridge


Ireland and Estonia are among the world’s most digitally advanced nations, boasting red hot start-up, FinTech, Cyber and e-Government scenes. There are growing trade links between the countries and with Ireland enjoying a post-Brexit boom and Estonian ICT adopted globally there is more to be done. The Dublin event seeks to build connections betwee…n the respective ICT, Financial Services and eGovernment industries through knowledge sharing, networking, commercial contracts and governmental co-operation.
To investigate potential business co-operation, opportunities and commercial trade, Enterprise Ireland with EAS is offering an opportunity to any company in this sector to travel to Dublin for a two day Trade Mission
on the 31st of August and 1st of September 2017.
For further information, Terms and Conditions or to confirm your attendance, please email ICT Trade Mission management company
Key Capital;


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If Estonia was a company; it would be Malwarebytes! Opening speech by The Irish Ambassador; Mr. Frank Flood. Also speaking on the night; Lorenzo Lupo of eu-Lisa; topic Ransomware – the Human Side. Big thanks to Fernando Francisco & Oksana Tsimpoaka of Malwarebytes for hosting a great IEBN Cyber Security event. To mark the occasion, Malwarebytes, (a company which is also based in Cork, Ireland), will gift to IEBN members a 1 year Free Malwarebytes Licence, to receive this offer; email:

Irish evening / night

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This year IEBN has put together a very exciting, new fun format ‘Irish’ evening/night! ‘Chéilí Mhór’ /Big Dance- Green Tie; create your own style’ The night includes: Welcome drink, plus complimentary Teeling Whiskey ‘Small Batch’. Fork Supper; (Tasty Fish & Chips), Appetizers and Dessert. Traditional Irish Dancing & Chéilí with Irish Dance Troupe ‘Solas’, accompanied by Live Accordion Musician Rainer/Comedian Stewart Johnson, followed by a Disco.

Dress code: Creative Green Tie

Charity Raffle with Great Prizes! (Information relating to the Charity attached)

Cost 35 Euro per ticket!

*Green beer, craft beer/cider, wine, cocktails & spirits can be purchased from the bar*

Social dancing weekend

Telliskivi Social Dancing Weekend:
Irish Ceili with Solas Irish Dance Troupe
Register for free, fully supported by the
Irish Estonian Business Network 11.02.2017 at 17.00 Vaba Lava lobby, Telliskivi Creative City
Irish Ceili social dancing & workshop, duration 1 h!
The 3rd Telliskivi Social Dancing Weekend takes place from February 11th-12th 2017 in Telliskivi Creative City, Vaba Lava Theatre. You can choose among 30 different dance classes, workshops and free social dancing events.
#telliskivitantsupidu #telliskivisocialdancingweekend #telliskiviloomelinnak

All Ireland Sunday

What to do on ‘All Ireland Sunday’?
IEBN is proud to announce a day of ‘Fun’ for all the family!
‘GAA All Ireland’; Sunday 18th of September – IEBN Sporting Event
16.00: Sports Exhibition of GAA Gaelic Football Kick Around/Hurling in Snelli Stadium
(a family event, bring the kiddies, learn to puck)
17.00: The Albion Bar & Grill, 7 Harju, Old Town
Short History of GAA – Ireland, Worldwide & Estonia
17.30: All Ireland Final: Dublin V Mayo 😉
Drinks – ‘Craic agus Ceol go léir’
So wear your ‘County Jersey’ with Pride! Come along! Join the ‘Event’ on Facebook


Special Invitation to IEBN Members
Teelings Whiskey Distillery would like the pleasure of your company to attend a ‘Tutored Whiskey Tasting’ event in Clayhills Gastropub, 13th of September; 17.00 – 19.00


Tornimae Street 3 ▪ 10145 Tallinn ▪ Estonia
All proceeds of this conference have gone to Charity.
‘Always leave a positive digital footprint!’ #tallinncybercrime16
Big thanks to Joseph Carson & team, Sponsors and over 70 delegates who attended the first ever IEBN Tallinn Cyber Conference, Swissotel 26th of Jan. By purchasing a ticket & sponsoring the event, each person contributed to a worthy Charity in Estonia. All IEBN volunteers gave their time and skills free of charge, which makes this event even more special. Everyone benefited from a great learning experience and a fantastic networking opportunity. IEBN Tallinn Cyber Conference received lots of media coverage too; see links below. Topics included ‘What is happening with “cyber” and how does it impact you?’ ‘Cyber security 360 – the human factor’. ‘Data privacy and social media – do they work together?’ For more information please email:
Check out some of the media coverage of the event:
ETV: Terevisioon Kanal2: Reporter Ärileht Novaator ERR Õhtuleht
Irish Ambassador to Estonia; Mr. Frank Flood, Dr. Luca Zampaglione of eu-LISA, Joseph Carson of Wiretrap & Rachel Armstrong Chair of IEBN

Business Network meet

25th of November 2015; Mr Mike Hogan; Director for Enterprise Ireland, (Baltic Region) presented at the quarterly IEBN Business Network meet.
Topics included a presentation of Irish/Estonian Trade, updates from Minister Sean Sherlock’s trade mission and friendship visit to Tallinn, June 2015. Good news stories including the significant increase in Jan-July Exports from Ireland to Estonia (+ 28%), recent developments in Industries such as Wood/Timber requirements & exports. Plus recent Irish Government Tenders. An informative evening was enjoyed by all, lots of networking, some success stories in the planning. Keep you posted!

IEBN would like to thank

IEBN would like to thank the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation; Mr. Seán Sherlock for the opening address at the first Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Estonia. Special thanks to Enterprise Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland for inviting the network to support and present to the large group of Estonian and Irish Delegates that attended. Key note speakers including Toomas Türk of Technopol , Estonia and Andrew Tobin of, Ireland. Following on from this, Minister Shelock received much press coverage; promoting strong business and cultural links between both countries.

Mos Shelock

“I’d like to thank everyone for their kind hospitality in Tallinn. The people were extremely friendly and the scenery around the old town & coast line amazing. From the second we arrived in Tallinn airport we felt at home. There is a distinct western flavour to Estonia, combined with the culture & historic feel to the old town, made it a very interesting and enjoyable short stay. I look forward to returning in the very near future for both business and pleasure”

‘Craic agus Ceol go léir'

The newly established Irish-Estonian Business Network was launched at the Inaugural St Patrick’s Day Ball in the Swissôtel, Tallinn, on Saturday 14th of March, 2015. At the Ball, 110 people enjoyed ‘Craic agus Ceol go léir’ meaning ‘Lots of music and fun’ in the Irish Language.
This fantastic night featured traditional Irish music, song and Irish Céilí dancing until late. Sponsored by a number of companies including Enterprise Ireland, Swissôtel, HML Project Management and supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Tallinn. The Ball included a welcome reception and a sumptuous 3-course traditional Irish meal. Two Irish wolfhounds, Ana and Art, from the Estonian Irish Wolfhound and Deerhound Club welcomed guests on their arrival.
Musical introduction was made by Áine and Muireann Ní Dhroighneáin (Sean Nós singers) and Emily Cullen (Irish Harp player) from Galway, Ireland, who traveled over especially for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. And all Estonian Irish dance group ‘Solas’ performed a rendition of ‘River Dance’ and later lead the Irish Céilí dancing. Musical entertainment was provided by Jaak Johanson (guitar), Krista Joonas (flute) & Rainer Kährik (accordion).
The Ball was hosted not only to celebrate St Patrick’s Day but also to launch the Irish-Estonian Business Network (IEBN).
For further information, please contact a member of the IEBN Board by e-mailing
Information on Solas, the Irish Dance group in Estonia, is available at
Details on the The Estonian Irish Wolfhound and Deerhound Club NGO can be found on at
Very special thanks goes to Michael Walsh who designed and created the IEBN logo.
Contact for St Patrick’s Day events and activities 2016 please mail or go to