Failte 32 is/was an initiative designed to help Irish J1 visa holders (and holders of other types of work visas) find employment in the U.S. and was organized by members of the Irish American community in New York and supported by a network of affiliated Irish American organizations and Strategic Partners. It was featured on Morning Ireland, Ireland Calls Radio (Treasa Smyth’s 1460AM/WVOX.com 6pm Saturday), in the Irish Examiner (Ireland), Irish Examiner USA, New York Daily News, Epoch Times, and on local and national radio stations on both sides of the Atlantic. It was even given mention on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show.
In its original form, before negative action on the part of the Irish Government against one of the co-founders, the Failte 32 website did not include ‘Opportunity Ireland‘ and ‘Case Study’ sections. But we have left the original Failte 32 sections (tabs) continue alongside these two new sections so that the initiative, although no longer operating in an active capacity, can continue to operate passively, as a lot of the information (contacts, newsletters etc.) in these original Failte 32 sections is still relevant for anyone looking for employment.
Since Failte 32 completed its mission and the initiative ended operating in an active capacity, it was convenient to utilize the existing site to subsequently platform both ‘Opportunity Ireland’ and ‘Case Study’ projects as both relate to part of Failte 32’s mission to provide social and professional support. This includes practical insights that can be gained from these two sections into various professions including law, business, finance/investment etc.
We are very thankful for the support we received from the Irish Consulate, in particular the former Consul General, Hon. Niall Burgess, who supported Failte 32 from the beginning which helped get the initiative off the ground.
The idea developed after an article was published in the New York Daily News about the very difficult time young Irish people were having finding employment in the US, in particular a young Irish woman who had to return to Ireland penniless because she could not secure a job here in the U.S.
A committee was formed that included the heads of the main influential Irish American organizations in New York, to discuss how they could best support our newest arrivals. The result was Failte 32, a voluntary non-profit initiative, where all the organizations in attendance agreed to affiliate under the Failte 32 umbrella and to collectively use their resources to help J1 visa holders find employment in the tri-state region and beyond. We are very grateful for the support we received from our affiliated organizations and strategic partners. To view each affiliated organization and their board members, please click on the ‘Affiliations’ tab above. To view our strategic partners, please click on the ‘Strategic Partners’ tab above.
Failte 32 was formally launched by the then Consul General, Hon. Niall Burgess, in May 2010, and shortly thereafter a televised (Channel 11) post-launch meeting/party was held at O’Casey’s Bar and Restaurant which included a large number of J1 visa holders, some of whom were interviewed on the day.
Its progress was featured in one of the newsletters of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC).
Failte 32 co-founder honored by the New York State Senate LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION upon the occasion of his designation as a Deputy Grand Marshal of the 37th Annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 3, 2012
NOTICE (APR. 7, 2023) – THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A NUMBER OF BRUTE FORCE ATTACKS INCLUDING UP TO 1085 FAILED LOGIN ATTEMPTS RECENTLY IN ONE DAY. THESE DO NOT SEEM TO BE GENERAL ATTACKS ON THE HOSTING COMPANY/SOFTWARE BUT SOME, IN PARTICULAR THIS MOST RECENT ATTACK, COINCIDE WITH OUR MENTION OF OUR CASE STUDY ON THE IRISH GOVERNMENT IN COMMENTS WE MAKE IN MEDIA SOURCES HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE SOURCE OF THESE BRUTE FORCE ATTACKS. IT SEEMS TO BE AN UNUSUAL NUMBER OF LOGIN ATTEMPTS FOR A COMMUNITY BASED WEBSITE WITH NO PAYMENT FACILITIES OR OTHER CONSUMER TYPE SERVICES.
NOTICE – The link to Celtic-Trade.com in the co-founders’ bio above (link) now directs you to the NACTA.ie website who purchased his Celtic-Trade.com domain name (not from the co-founder) after he decided not to renew it. Enterprise Ireland, one of the agencies at the center of his case against the Irish Government, is behind the NACTA. While the co-founder refers to a number of instances in his Reports (see Case Study section) where the Irish Government furtively copied his ideas including reverse engineering the life sciences FDI project he brought to them, in this particular case the saying “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” comes to mind as the NACTA is a good organization and he is glad to promote it (A video of Celtic-Trade.com connection to NAFTA.ie has been made in case the link is disabled like the many other links in my Reports that have been disabled by the Irish Government.)
NOTICE – We noticed recently (Oct. 2023) that certain case study PDF documents were missing a lot of text/evidence. We refer you to a note made in the Case Study section just below the subheading ‘I present my case study in the following order:’. Upon further review of our website and PDF documents within, we have noticed that other documents relating to the co-founder’s case against the Irish Government (screenshot of some compromised pages in his first Report) and the Failte 32 initiative (screenshot of compromised CIIC newsletter) also have text/evidence missing. The screenshot examples in parenthesis of the likely illegal hiding of text may themselves become compromised as they too are in PDF format. We have other screenshot examples on file of hidden/invisible text in the co-founder’s other Reports.
Additionally, we recently noticed a large portion of the ‘New developments…’ section, under ‘Recent Posts’ to right of home page, missing for a brief period. If you scroll down through this section completely, it takes approximately forty-six complete index finger movements of the scroll wheel to get to the end, eleven for the ‘Opportunity Ireland’ section and twelve for the ‘Case Study’ section. We have reported the hidden text abuse also to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies here in the US as this is no different than the shredding of evidence similar to that which is detailed in the co-founder’s update Report. If the Irish Government is able to influence software companies to act in an illegal manner, rest assured they’re influencing them to compromise documents/evidence elsewhere, perhaps even your own.
In the meantime, if the text is still missing/invisible in any of these PDF documents when you go to view them, what you can do is copy and paste the blank section (where the text is obviously missing) into a blank word doc or into a new email page and you will be able to read the missing/invisible text in the doc or email. Alternatively, you can download the PDF document to your computer instead of previewing it.
Update (Nov. 9, 2023) – Since reporting the hidden text abuse to the FBI, the issue was corrected shortly thereafter based on our daily monitoring of our website.
Personal note from co-founder based on the above experience.
Note – Any mention of a crime on the part of the Irish Government below or anywhere on our website refers to an alleged crime.