Beginning as a campaign ran by the Irish Goods Council in December 1974, Guaranteed Irish became an independent non-profit organisation in 1984 and was launched by President Patrick Hillery. Over four decades, the Guaranteed Irish symbol has become one of the most recognised symbols in the country. In 2017, Guaranteed Irish was rebranded and relaunched by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., with the original logo from the campaign’s inception. Led by CEO, Brid O’Connell, and a new Board of Directors and team, the organisation repositioned by opening up membership to international companies operating in Ireland.
Our member companies now directly employ 100,000+ people in Ireland and generate a turnover of €11.2bn here. Globally, these companies generate a turnover of €29.7bn. Currently, 46% of the members export, primarily to the UK, US and mainland Europe.
With 1,600+ members and growing, we believe that we are #AllTogetherBetter.
Guaranteed Irish is entirely funded through membership fees. No funding is received from the Irish Government or any other organisation. Our members pay an annual membership fee which is used to actively promote and lobby on behalf of Guaranteed Irish companies.
Guaranteed Irish welcomes applications from homegrown and international companies in Ireland. Applications are assessed by our Appraisals Board in line with our criteria relating to jobs, community and provenance (origin). Click here to find out more.
We encourage Irish consumers to purchase goods & services from Guaranteed Irish companies which have a positive impact for Irish jobs, local communities and the Irish economy. Look out for the Guaranteed Irish symbol in your community!
Small, medium and large businesses across the length and breadth of the Republic of Ireland, both indigenous and international, from craftworkers to pharmaceutical companies. Check out our full list of members here