The NRF are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for February’s breakfast briefing in Cork will be Natasha Dowd of Ancora Training. Natasha is an Accredited and Qualified Life & Executive Coach, Qualified Trainer and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Venue: Imperial Hotel, Cork City
When:Tuesday 27th March, 2018
Time: 08.00 – 09.00am 
Many thanks to the sponsor of the breakfast briefing Contracting Plus 

time-management will review policies within both the Departments of Justice; and the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation; to give NRF members an update on processes and changes for employers who are looking to bring Non-EEA nationals to Ireland to work.

VisaFirst will discuss permit options, costs and processing times for all Irish employers. They will also discuss the benefits of the trusted partner initiative and how it will reduce the documentation requirement on Irish employers.

To secure your place email or ring 01 – 8161712

Date: Thursday 24th September
Venue: Office, 14 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 Sharp
Tea/coffee refreshments served from 7:40am

The NRF has been asked by a number of you to provide guidance on the changes and what they should be aware of with the Companies Act 2014.The Act commenced on June 1st so the 18 month transition period has now begun. During this time, companies should take steps to ensure compliance with the Act. The Act has been in development for over a decade and passed through the Houses of the Oireachtas in December 2014.

NRF partner and Associate member Gary Irwin Solicitors will host the Breakfast Briefing and the speaker will be Robert McGarr BL.  While Robert will be looking at the top ten changes you need to be aware of he is also open to accepting questions or concerns from you if you wish to forward them to me and he will include them in the presentation.

Top ten changes for Owner/Directors regarding the Companies Act 2014.

Presenter Robert McGarr BL

Date 25th June

Venue Chamber of Commerce Clare Street Dublin 2

Time 8am


To register for this event please contact or call the NRF office on 01-8161754

Exclusive to NRF members

Our last briefing of the year is sponsored by and it is one with a difference!  We all have to pitch to and persuade our clients for business, so we are delighted to tell you we have the guru Rowan Manahan as the expert speaker for this event.

Rowan will take you through the latest thinking on pitch presentations – what works and what doesn’t and more importantly, why. He will show you how to focus your attention on the core of your approach and show you examples of what the best is out there as well as giving you some painless instant fixes.

The session will be noisy and interactive and will hopefully open your eyes to the simple things that you can do to elevate your pitches to the next level.

To enable Rowan to customise his presentation content, he would like to get your anonymous opinion in our 20-second survey, please click on this link to complete the survey:


To book your place (remember this will fill up fast) please email:

Venue: Davenport Hotel, 8/10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Time:  7:40am Light refreshments, presentation 8:00am sharp

We look forward to seeing you there.

I am delighted to inform you a networking briefing will be held in Cork and hosted by NRF President Mr Peter Cosgrove. Peter’s talk will be on the topic of increasing your sales pipeline through improving your face to face networking. Peter will talk about tips and techniques to make any networking experience much more enjoyable and useful for you. He will also highlight how effective networking is the best and potentially easiest way to improve your fees. This briefing will be beneficial to anyone looking to increase new business or convert a better percentage of business.

Hosted by: Mr. Peter Cosgrove

Date:  Wednesday 17th September @ 8am

Venue: Clarion Hotel, Cork

This event is free to NRF members

Please confirm your attendance ASAP by email to 

This Networking Briefing is sponsored by Contracting PLUS

Breakfast Briefing – Sales Seminar
Thursday 28th August @ 8am
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Clare Street, Dublin 2.

Robert McKernan is one of Irelands top sales trainers, he has worked across the planet from Washington to Kuala Lumpar delivering sales seminars and sales organisation insights. On Thursday 28th August he will deliver a seminar for 1 hour on Sales Behaviours of Outstanding Recruiters. If you feel like benchmarking yourself on the day in a safe environment and get to understand the Habits of the best sales recruiters in the world, why not take an hour out of your busy schedule.

To book your place for this FREE event contact

As always, members will have an opportunity to network at this seminar, so maximise your attendance and get out to meet fellow members of the National Recruitment Federation.