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Who We Are


We’re here for the talented people shaping the future of life sciences — to advise, support and light the way to achieve your team’s fullest potential.

To help grow and develop your people, your brand, and culture. To understand and take on your challenges hiring & retaining top talent. To build a stronger team.

Whether you are seeking to fill critical leadership roles, build high-performing teams, or identify specialised professionals with niche expertise, our team of experienced consultants is here to guide you every step of the way.

We take away your day-to-day stress and strain, giving you the space and time to focus on the big strategic issues.

With Fastnet as advisor, advocate and guide, you can focus on the bigger picture.

We care and it shows.

We are Fastnet. We have a talent for partnership.


What We Do

Fastnet Executive Search
Fastnet Talent
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Whatever your needs, we can tailor a solution to fit.

Get in touch with Niamh O'Driscoll to organise an introductory call:



    Niamh O' Driscoll

      Managing Partner

       + 353 21 455 4068

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Integer has partnered with Fastnet and IRC to support us in several key strategic EMEA Executive appointments. Fastnet’s boutique focus and network in Life Sciences is a key differentiator. They understand our unique culture and values and have sourced and attracted high calibre, innovative, inspiring leaders who continue to champion Integer’s ambitious growth strategy and our vision of enhancing patient lives worldwide

Julie Walsh, Snr. Regional HR Manager – EMEA, Integer



Fastnet has assisted us with the strategic professional appointments we needed to achieve our ambitious growth goals. Thanks to the close relationships and desire to truly understand our business model and dynamics, the success rate we have had with Fastnet is second to none and we are delighted to have them as our partner.

Paul Downing, General Manager, Hovione


Honestly a fantastic experience! Deirdre went above and beyond to ensure I was looked after and to secure me an excellent position


I don't have enough positives to describe my recruitment process with Therese. From the initial call to go over the role to interview prep and feedback, she was proactive, positive and affable throughout. My only hope is to have a recruiter so invested in my placement when I take the next step in my career.

Ross McDermott, Quality Officer, APC Ltd


Great experience working with Fastnet.  Deirdre was always extremely professional & helpful with anything you may require. Would have no hesitation recommending the team at Fastnet! 

Anonymous, Contractor


Fastnet and their Senior Outplacement Consultant Edwina Oakes have provided tremendous support to us at SUN Pharma throughout a very painful period. Their empathy and diplomacy, and practical & professional career transition support have been tailored to our needs and is helping us to face the future with more confidence. I would highly recommend Fastnet’s Outplacement Services.

Caroline O’Dwyer, HR Manager, SUN Pharma​


Partnering with Fastnet for a full range of hiring needs for our new facility has proven to have been a wise decision. Fastnet endeavour to find talented and engaged candidates for our positions across Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality and have supported key strategic Leadership appointments also. Their understanding of our needs, our Culture and our business, along with their ability to attract and engage talent is invaluable. Fastnet are flexible to our priorities and expectations and through a close working relationship have become a key business partner.​

Imelda Cummins, HR Manager EMEA, ILC Dover



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