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. With six offices nationwide, located in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Athlone, Collins McNicholas has become one of Ireland’s most respected recruitment and HR Services agencies.

We pride ourselves on our discretion and quality of conduct in our dealings with clients and candidates. All of our consultants abide by a strict code of conduct which sets the standard of how we do business. Whenever clients deal with Collins McNicholas, they know that their confidentiality, integrity and care are our top priority.

Key Milestones

2018: Sligo office celebrates 20 years in business.

2018: Athlone office nominated as finalists in the Athlone Chamber Business Awards.

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

2015: Collins McNicholas sold in management buy-out to three senior executives.

2015: Collins McNicholas Group celebrated 25 years in business.

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

2010: Collins McNicholas Group celebrated 20 years in Business.

2006: Participated in the Look West campaign to encourage relocation to the West of Ireland.

2005: Collins McNicholas Group celebrated 15 years in Business.

2000: Collins McNicholas Group celebrated 10 years in Business.

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

1994: Collins McNicholas became the first recruitment company to achieve ISO 9002 certification. It expanded 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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