Saturday 16 December 2017

Taxback founder Terry Clune. Picture: Damian Eagers

Disconnect over job numbers threatens Clune's patriot game 

Emmanuele Angione was strolling through Dublin Airport in October 2014 when a brochure was placed in his hand. The Italian entrepreneur and founder of WinMedical, a leading European wearable medical devices firm, spent his flight reading about a programme called Succeed in Ireland. Part of the ConnectIreland initiative created by Taxback founder Terry Clune, the IDA-supervised scheme offers a modest reward of up to €3,000 to members of the public, the diaspora or anyone else with connections to Ireland to introduce potential foreign investors to the idea of investing in Ireland.