Our HR Function, lead by Carol Nolan, Director of People & Industry Education, supports Horse Racing Ireland and its subsidiaries Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and Tote Ireland to deliver the aims and activities of the group through a dynamic people plan.

    The HR Department provides day-to-day support to the organisation through recruitment, induction, training and development, performance management, rewards and recognition, communication and engagement, while focusing on achieving HRI's Strategic Plan goals. The team provides best practice advice and assistance to managers and staff, including developing and implementing HR policies and procedures.

    There is a core focus on attracting and retaining people with the expertise and correct skill sets in order to help the company achieve these strategic goals. Training opportunities are encouraged so our employees can develop skills and reach their full potential while working in an industry for which they have a passion for.  

    Contact Details: 
    Monday to Friday between 9.00am - 5:00pm on 045-455451

  • Corporate Responsibility

    The footprint that HRI makes on the community forms a critical part of the initiatives that we run under Corporate Responsibility. HRI is currently partnered with The Curragh Post Primary School through the Business in the Community Programme. The programme aims to empower young students to take control of their future and to develop an appreciation for education. We encourage the students to broaden their horizons, consider all the options available to them and to strive towards reaching their full potential through the Skills at Work and Student Mentoring Programmes.

    In addition, a number of fund raising initiatives are held throughout the year for a variety of charities.

  • Industry Education and Training

    The HR Function, since November 2014, is also responsible for industry education and training as part of the wider Strategic Plan. This involves playing a key role in the evolution of an Education, Learning and Development Strategy for the industry at large.

    Key initiatives include:

    • Provide strategic direction to industry education and training in Ireland to enable the industry to be fit for the future
    • Support initiatives that promote Ireland internationally as a world-class equine educational provider
    • Ensure our educational and training interventions in our industry are relevant, fit for purpose, future proof and nationally accessible through strategic partnerships at national level
    • Provide access to people working within the industry to tools to help them in their work i.e. information on career choices, vocational training, career coaching, 3rd level qualifications
    • Sponsor programmes that enable change and progression


    Contact Elaine Burke: Industry Education and Training Co-ordinator
    Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 5:00pm on 045 455 619