Google to Host Breakfast Briefings for Irish Businesses


From today Google is to host a series of free breakfast briefings for Irish Businesses.

The briefings, which will take place at Google’s headquarters on Barrow Street Dublin 4, is the latest effort by the technology company to show Irish businesses the power and advantages of being online.

“Ireland is one of the fastest growing online retail markets in the world,” said Cera Ward, the County Manager for Large Customer Sales at Google. “We want Irish businesses to be in a position to sell to Irish consumers and reclaim revenues that have been going to overseas websites.”

According to Google, Irish Businesses are losing 73% of online customer spending to overseas websites. The company also said that six out of 10 Irish people would buy Irish if they “knew about one that matched offers” from worldwide players.

The events are free of charge and aimed specifically at Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that may be a new player in the digital arena, or in the early stages of developing a digital strategy.

“We know what is required to succeed online so we’ve developed a digital curriculum for Irish businesses that will cover all aspects of digital innovation for the online market in Ireland,” said Cera. “It is possible to learn all about digital and these events are a must for any Irish business wanting to learn how to grow in this space.”

In order to attend companies need to register with Google ahead of time, the next briefing will take place on March 28th and deal with Website Usability. For more information and to request an invitation contact

Image: Cera Ward courtesy Google
By Liam Cahill