Our Story so far…

Collins McNicholas was established in Galway in 1990 by two former HR Directors, Colman Collins and Val McNicholas. In November 2015, the company was sold in a Management Buy Out to three of its most senior management executives, Niall Murray, Antoinette O’Flaherty and Michelle Murphy. Today, Collins McNicholas has a nationwide presence with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Sligo and Athlone.

Our success is based on strong company values and a commitment to the consistent delivery of exceptional recruitment and HR services to clients and candidates.

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Key Milestones

2020: Collins McNicholas celebrates 30 years in business.

2020: Awarded Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award. To mark our seventh year in a row we were awarded Platinum Member status.

2019: Awarded 4th place in the Great Place to Work awards in the ‘Best Small Workplaces’ category – our fifth year in a row.

2017: Opened Limerick office, establishing first Collins McNicholas team in the Midwest region and the company’s sixth office overall.

2015: Collins McNicholas Group sold in a management buy-out to senior executives, Niall Murray, Antoinette O’Flaherty and Michelle Murphy.

2013: Completed 250km challenge run in aid of Pieta House, raising €5,000.

1998: Appointed former IDA Chief Executive, Padraic White as Company Chairman.

1994: Became the first recruitment company to achieve ISO 9002 certification. Expanding rapidly to open new offices in Dublin (1992), Cork (1995), Sligo (1998),  Athlone (2000) and Limerick (2017).

1990: Established in Galway by two former directors Colman Collins and Val McNicholas. The initial objective was to provide a broad range of HR services to multinational and indigenous companies in the West of Ireland.

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