Guaranteed Irish is a not-for-profit business membership organisation representing businesses in Ireland since 1974.
We are the first and oldest national symbol of origin in business in Ireland. Our members span all sectors including pharmaceutical; healthcare; technology; construction; energy; professional services; tourism; food and drink; art and design; retail; and more.
We award the Guaranteed Irish symbol to indigenous and international companies operating in Ireland which provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. When assessing an applicant for membership, we look at three core criteria; jobs, community and provenance.
Beginning as a campaign ran by the Irish Goods Council in December 1974, Guaranteed Irish became an independent non-profit organisation in 1982 and was launched in 1984 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 a new 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 49,873 people in Ireland and generate a turnover of €11bn here. Globally, these companies generate a turnover of €25.84bn. 46% of the members currently export, primarily to the UK, US and mainland Europe.
With 300+ members and growing, we believe that we are #AllTogetherBetter.