Ireland has become the global technology hub of choice when it comes to attracting the strategic business activities of ICT companies. This has earned Ireland the reputation for being the heart of ICT in Europe. The industry employs over 37,000 people and generates €35 billion in exports annually.
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High quality technical talent is readily available throughout Ireland. The high quality of life available in Ireland, coupled with a thriving ICT sector also attracts talent from around the world. This has been a key factor in the success of multinational companies.
The Irish Government recently published the 2014 National ICT Skills Strategy and Plan. Developed in partnership with key industry players, this and other initiatives have led to large increases in the supply of computing, software and electronic engineering graduate talent from third-level institutions.
Ireland has a rich ecosystem of high calibre, innovative indigenous companies, particularly in the software space, which have a growing global representation.
Companies seeking to access European and EMEA markets will find Ireland offers an array of competent multilingual ICT talent.
Global ICT companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Google have a long history of success in Ireland and contribute to and draw on a large pool of available ICT talent.
Publicly funded Irish research and development centres support the R&D activities of many corporate research projects. This public research complements private sector research, which continues to be financially supported through Ireland's 25% R&D tax credit and generous grant support from the IDA.
The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry to develop new materials and devices for a range of sectors, particularly the ICT, Medical Devices and Industrial Technology sectors.
The Insight Centre for Data Analytics combines the skills of leading researchers with knowledge and input from industry leaders to develop next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for diverse application areas.
The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (LERO) brings together leading software engineering teams in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus, concentrating on Evolving Critical Systems.
The Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in ICT research and development, and the largest research facility of its type in Ireland.
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Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that IBM will create up to 150 new, highly skilled digital roles over the next two years in a new IBM Digital Delivery Centre in Dublin.
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Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “This has been a fantastic week for job creation in IDA client companies with 1000 jobs announced across a variety of sectors In Limerick, Cork and Dublin.”
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