Recruitment with a difference

Whether you are searching for a job or the right candidate to fill a position, at Red Chair Recruitment we aim to develop an open relationship with both candidates that will turn the new job into a career and hiring managers that will turn the new employee into an integral part of your team.

Our approach is balancing professionalism and delivering results with being approachable, positive and fun.

Call us on +353 64 66 22 007 or Email us here

Meet the team

Fred McDonogh

A Technology Recruiter first and foremost, I am enjoying a rewarding career in the recruitment industry. My experience stems from and was broadened by leading two of Ireland’s most successful recruitment agencies over the course of 19 years.

By combining creativity and technology the future of our industry will enable innovation and create continuous, positive change for future generations. My team and I have established Red Chair Recruitment to offer a remarkable service experience to transform the way we recruit for our partners and candidates.


Adrien King

I am responsible for the international sector at Red Chair Recruitment. I collaborate with clients across the globe and develop valuable and influential links in key territories. This collaboration has given me an important opportunity to continue to learn and grow my skill-set in this fascinating sector.

My work with different cultures has taught me to fully understand my client’s requirements. I actively seek teachers, instructors and lecturers with a natural ability to empower their students and develop their skills to benefit my clients.

Tony McPoland

I am proud to be the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Red Chair Recruitment. I have decades of experience in the elite financial and banking sectors. My experience ensures that Red Chair Recruitment is capable of providing the best services for a competitive fee. Because of my numerous connections in the finance industry, I am able to secure exclusive contracts and supply Ireland’s best candidates.



Daragh McDonogh

I am the Head of Client Solutions and undertake re-engineering end-to-end processes for new solutions, supporting the roll-out of a service into a new location and performing data analysis on information gathered during a programme.

I am passionate about developing client/supplier communications, managing suppliers and contractors during the course of a transition/migration programme, devising training schedules and supporting the execution of all required training to new teams. It’s the best job in the business and I’m delighted I get to do it with the clients and colleagues we have.


Zack Birdthistle

I come from a strong customer service and management back ground and I always utilize these skills in my every day dealings with clients and candidates.

The diversity and everyday challenges that come with the world of recruitment is what lets me enjoy working with a broad range of markets and some great people, in turn this has led me to have a deep understanding of key market sectors and regions.  I favour a simple approach for my candidates as well: To help obtain the right career move under the right terms.


Padraig McAllister

I studied Business Administration and gained my Honours Degree in Cork Institute of Technology, unsure which way to take my career, I decided to travel around South East America for 6 months before I took a 12-month project working within an office in Mid-Kerry. After this contract I was asked to attended an interview in Red Chair Killarney and the rest is history. I was drawn to the world of recruitment, the diverse and challenging environment motivated me and I jumped at the chance to work with the team. I am here on the graduate programme learning a new trade in recruitment.

I am passionate about my work and always use all my strengths to ensure I met the requirements of this industry. I feel with my personal & professional approach, I have what it takes to enable me to help others find  the right career path.


Richard Carey

I have over 10 years of experience in target driven sales. I specialised in providing investment vehicles for pensions and investors by way of investment properties, commercial syndicates, long-term pension investments, direct market access trading and exchange traded funds. I also connected with individual clients and larger companies to deliver lucrative advertising campaigns.

I studied applied biology in CIT and passed my QFA pension, investment and life assurance exams. I have a passion for sales, science, Irish music and of course Cork. I am excited to be a part of the team at Red Chair Recruitment where I am specialising in finance and professional services in Ireland and the United Kingdom.


Neil Buckley

I work within the Educational Department of Red Chair Recruitment specialising in the recruitment of Teachers and Lecturers both in Ireland and internationally. I have had the pleasure of a very rewarding Sales career to date spanning over 15 years across the Hospitality, Media, Recruitment and Sales & Marketing and Travel industries. My background has been crucial in helping with managing clients and candidates alike and I use this to produce the best possible people to match our client’s needs…. it’s that simple!

Understanding exactly what clients expect and matching the job with the perfect candidate is recruitment in a nutshell.


If you feel that you are ready for the next challenge and would like to see what opportunities I have currently, please do not hesitate to contact me on the email address below, I look forward to talking to you soon.


Paul O’Shea

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (C.I.M.A).

I have spent the past ten years in senior management roles primarily in the hospitality industry. Prior to this I held a number of senior financial positions in both multinational and blue chip companies. These companies ranged in industry from FMCG, Retail and Media.

Over the years, I have become acutely aware of the importance of human resources to any successful organisation.

That is why I am so delighted to be part of the team here at Red Chair where our mission is to match the best candidate with our valued and loyal clients.


Cristia Dan

I have been working with Daragh in Red Chair Recruitment for over 2 years now, I have been given the opportunity to finally relocate to Ireland again and have been tasked with managing our resource & training sector. My speciality is building commercial relationships across multiple sites at a national level, and I am excited to accept my new role as Commercial Client Relationship Manager with Red Chair in our office in Dublin, while also maintain a presence in our Kerry & Cork Offices.

Having been in the market for over 20 years I have an in depth understanding of how to achieve my business/life goals. This experience has given me the resources to greatly help Red Chair Recruitment from their start-up over 2 years ago to where they are now as one of Irelands premier recruitment companies, who’s unique approach to the market  is entirely different to their competition.

I love long walks in Killarney National park, I cannot wait to climb Carrauntoohill this year with the team here.


Wanted: Recruitment Consultant

Skills: IT, Sales, Education, Engineering, Human Resource, Financial or Professional Services experience are welcomed. Based: In Killarney, Co Kerry: This is a full time, 9 – 6 permanent vacancy.

We are looking for recruitment/sales professional who can communicate clearly and are results driven. Somebody that wants to make a difference and enjoy a rewarding career…

Our ideal candidate is an experienced sales executive that has 1.5 years’ plus experience in business Business. We employ some very switched on people here at Red Chair and even one who must be the world’s youngest Terence Trent D’Arby fan!! (four people up)