Our firm was established in 1989 and is based in the silicon docks of Europe, Grand Canal Dublin. We are Ireland’s most established and trusted Sales, Marketing & Digital recruitment specialists. We are extremely well networked, combining the traditional craft of recruitment with a modern digital interface.



Unearth, Ignite and Enable People to realise their potential and fulfil their dreams.
We’re People centric connectors of Talent. We hold intelligent career conversations and uncover motivations, values and purpose. We’re storytellers, matchmakers and trusted career advisors. We help you navigate the complexities of a recruitment process expertly and efficiently. We produce strong recruitment solutions and outcomes that stand the test of time which have allowed us to maintain our solid reputation in the marketplace over the past 34 years.

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Permanent Hires

Our familiarity with industry talent, as well as our well-maintained network, enables us to find the ideal person for each and every role. Reputation and trust are our currency, so much so that our clients have access to off-market talent, and our candidates are put forward for opportunities no one else gets close to. All that, combined with our 30 years’ professional experience in career matchmaking, intelligence gathering, and producing solid recruitment solutions that stand the test of time.


Short-term Contracts

Interim, Maternity Cover, Project Managers, Marketing or Sales Teams, Freelancers, Contractors – Experienced People at all levels who can hit the ground running.
The People Group Panel offers a team of contractors for short term or ‘One off’ projects. We have lots of experienced candidates who are seeking a project to suit their skillset and requirements. We can take the pain out of the paperwork, insurances and pay-rolling, and you can employ a contractor through The People Group. A flexible, low risk, easy process with a fast turnaround and good value.


Executive Search

Our knowledge is your power. The People Group is very well equipped and experienced at identifying and engaging with leading executive talent. Operating across the globe, we work closely with our clients to ensure successful delivery of an executive search project. Key to this process is our understanding of your culture, vision and strategy. We understand the nuances associated with managing candidates through an executive search and selection process.



Colm Buckley

Managing Director

Colm joined The People Group in 2003 having spent the previous six years helping to establish MBNA Bank (AvantCard) in Ireland, and leading their Business Development efforts. Over the past sixteen years Colm has concentrated on middle to senior level recruitment projects in Sales, Marketing and Commercial disciplines. He took the reins of The People Group as Managing Director in 2009 having successfully completed an MBO of the firm that year.

Colm holds a post graduate qualification in Marketing and is also a qualified Business, Executive & Personal coach. Outside of the day job he is a family man, lover of the sea and occasional motorcycle fanatic.


Emma Keller


Having finished her MSc. in Applied Psychology from Trinity College, Emma’s first job took her to London where she worked for an IT & Tech Recruitment agency. After five years in London (and numerous calls with The People Group!) Emma made her return to Ireland to join the firm in 2017. Since joining, Emma has worked with candidates at all levels, from those seeking their first move, to senior more experienced hires and she equally loves helping businesses achieve their growth ambitions.

Sometimes, Emma takes off her recruitment hat and, on those days, she catches up with family and friends, finding some new brunch spot and the odd glass of champers!


Siobhán Phelan


Siobhán is a non-Executive Director of the People Group since 2009. She is an FCCA and has spent a number of years working for multinationals. She enjoys family life and is currently perfecting her golf swing.

Brian Sweeney


A marketer, a manager and a coach, young 'SweeneyBobs' brings a broad range of experience to play with in the recruitment world. Brian had a background in managerial roles in the recreation and leisure sector coupled with marketing & operation roles in the tourism sector, before commencing in the recruitment sector. As a coach Brian has a keen interest in people and looking to understand their motivations and drivers.

Brian has an innate ability to understand client cultures and plans for growth, and match them with candidate’s career ambitions to place people in their role of choice across a variety of industries. In his spare time, you'll find him on the side lines of a swimming pool coaching athletes at club national and international level.


Robert Buckley

Office Manager

Rob has been Office Manager, IT support and general gopher at The People Group for more than 10 years. He holds a B.A in Psychoanalytical Studies from DBS.

If you want to know where everything is, he is the one to ask. He is also skilled in SEO and online media management and has been overseeing The People Group's digital footprint over the last number of years.

Brian Fairbrother

Associate Recruitment Director

Brian is an experienced agency Recruiter. Based in Ireland, Brian has managed a large number of international recruitment processes across the world in such locations as Germany, UK, USA, Australia and Japan, and let’s not forget about Ireland. Brian has always enjoyed the path less followed and continues to boast of his ability to fill any job title of any level and industry, in any location of the world. With over 18 years’ experience in Recruitment Brian’s network is definitely on the large side. Known for his creative thought provoking content on LinkedIn and Facebook, but less known for his love for tropical gardening and charity work.

Pauline Lynch

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Meet Pauline, our seasoned Principal Recruiter specialising in Marketing, Sales, and Business at The People Group. With over two decades of sales & marketing expertise, Pauline doesn't just connect talent with opportunities; she crafts professional unions that stand the test of time. As a career cupid, she excels in making perfect matches, orchestrating the blank spaces in teams, and plotting stellar career moves for her candidates. Pauline's influence extends beyond recruitment; she's a driving force, leaving an indelible mark on the Sales and Marketing sectors, Pauline says “when you’ve physically worked it, you understand it”. In her current role as Senior Recruitment Consultant since October 2023, Pauline continues to redefine industry standards, offering invaluable insights and fostering connections that lead to unparalleled professional success. Connect with Pauline, where opportunity meets the magic touch of recruiting wizardry!

Anna Buckley

Digital Marketing and UX Executive



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