Remote working in the west: ‘So far it’s been great, really surprising’ – The Irish Times

Anthony Kelly had been preparing to move to Los Angeles with wife Fionnualla and son Darragh (2) when “Covid hit”. The co-founder of Glofox, which provides business management software to fitness studios and gyms, had the visas sorted and a house rented. But suddenly it didn’t seem like a good idea to be getting on an airplane, especially as Fionnualla was six months pregnant .

Instead of LA, the family found themselves living in the townland of Erribul in Co Clare, Fionnualla’s native county. “We thought we’d try a stint here instead of staying in Dublin,” says the father of two.

Glofox, which employs 120 people worldwide, already had a significant proportion of staff working remotely but now the company has gone “fully remote”. Kelly is one of a growing number of professionals, many in the high-tech sector, who are adapting well to a new lifestyle in the west of

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