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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SkOUT Secure Intelligence, a leading provider of cyber-security technology and solutions to businesses, organisations and SMEs, is creating 30 high-value jobs with the opening of its new EMEA HQ in Portlaoise, Co Laois. The US-based company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Aidan Kehoe, is locating its EMEA headquarters in Portlaoise.
July 9th 2018 – Athlone - Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys TD today announced that Neueda Technologies, a privately-owned IT Training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, employing 200 staff over four years.
NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity (GS Growth), a platform within Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. NGINX has experienced tremendous growth and customer traction, including adoption by more than 30% of the Fortune 50. With this latest round, NGINX will accelerate its mission to help enterprises on their journey to microservices – a modern approach to application development. The Series C brings NGINX’s total funding to $103 million.
Interest in artificial intelligence is at ‘fever pitch’, according to the technology market research company IDC. If measured in money, the heat will reach almost 20 billion this year – that’s the dollar amount IDC forecasts that companies will spend on AI and cognitive computing. But in fact, the temperature around these technologies has been rising for some time.
Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today formally opened a new Center of Excellence in Cork, Ireland. The investment, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, will focus on new product development in the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space.
Data analytics and anonymisation firm Trūata today announced it plans to hire up to 75 personnel – mainly data analysts, data scientists and engineers – in 2018 for its newly opened headquarters in Dublin. The recruitment drive comes three months after the start-up was launched as a trust by its founding beneficiaries, Mastercard and IBM.
Amazon announced that it is creating more than 1,000 permanent new jobs in Ireland over the next two years. In addition to central Dublin, where Amazon opened a new 170,000 square foot building today, these highly skilled roles will be based in Amazon locations in North County Dublin, Blanchardstown, and Tallaght. Creating 1,000 new jobs doubles the growth target committed to by Amazon in 2016, when the company pledged to hire 500 people in two years – and did so nine months ahead of schedule.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced the launch of its Dublin office with the intent to initially hire 40 professionals including engineering roles, and to potentially grow the team further over the coming years. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, officially opened its new offices at Riverstone House, Henry Street, in Limerick city centre yesterday, Monday 11th of June. Originally announced in October of 2017, STATS aims to employ more than 150 full and part-time staff in Limerick by 2020, making it the largest sports technology business in Ireland.
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When Keeper Security set up its first European operations in late December, it chose Cork as its location – but its decision wasn’t out of the ordinary. The password management company joined a growing roster of cybersecurity companies operating in the greater Cork area, including AlienVault, Cylance, eSentire, FireEye, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Sophos, Trend Micro and Trustev/TransUnion. You could say that Ireland’s second city is a hidden gem for cybersecurity.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, today announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company opened its first European headquarters in Dublin in 2014 and has since grown its team to about 100 employees. Its new space at 31-36 Golden Lane is expected to provide the local Ireland team the space to grow up to 300 team members as well as provide state of the art facilities for hosting customers, meetups, and connecting with the local community.
Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, today announces that it has opened its new global headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin.
CORK, Ireland – April 16, 2018 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced plans to add 50 new jobs in Cork, Ireland as part of its continued investment and expansion in Europe. The company plans to hire qualified professionals for customer support, IT and sales positions.
Dublin, 12th April 2018 – Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.
Sligo –April 10th 2018. Global software company LiveTiles announced today that it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, Ireland to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence (AI) products.
09 March 2018: Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has today opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork, Ireland. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in Ireland.
A new industry-led group was launched in the South East today to drive development and growth within the ICT sector in the Region. Crystal Valley Tech (CVT) aim to promote the South East Region as a location of choice for leaders in technology development.
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