This highly attractive investment location has a strong, vibrant ecosystem of both indigenous and multinational companies operating across a diverse range of sectors. Ireland’s capital, Dublin hosts internationally renowned clusters of Technology and Financial Services companies. The city also boasts a large young talent base, excellent educational facilities and, above all, offers a great place to live.
Dublin is home to three universities and four Institutes of Technology, which produce approximately 26,800 graduates every year. These third-level institutions actively work to build industry links and offer extensive research capabilities to companies through a number of Technology and Applied Research Centres, such as the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training.
Dublin is home to over one million people and is a lively, contemporary capital city brimming with style and personality. But when people need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, the tranquillity of the countryside is less than an hour’s drive away. Dublin also offers numerous beaches, golf courses and an abundance of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities all within easy reach of the centre.
As Ireland’s Research and Development hub Dublin is home to the country’s flagship Nanoscience Institute located at Trinity College. The East also boasts the Conway Institute, which specialises in Bimolecular and Biomedical research, and the Clarity Research centre specialising in Sensor Web.
As Ireland’s capital city, Dublin benefits from exceptional infrastructure. It is serviced by an impressive road network, several ports, Dublin International Airport and an integrated City Centre public transport system. Dublin also benefits from extensive and robust telecommunications infrastructure and connectivity.
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Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced that it intends to create 1,000 new jobs over the next two years at its European headquarters in Dublin, increasing its Ireland-based workforce by approximately 60%. This investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. In addition, to support its future growth and deepen its local community partnerships, Workday announced plans to construct its new European headquarters at Grangegorman, Dublin 7.
Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) today announced that it has opened its new EMEA headquarters 10 years after the company opened its first office in Dublin. Based in Blanchardstown, the new office building occupies 85,000ft² and is evidence of Guidewire’s continued commitment to Ireland and its customers across Europe. Adapting to the new world of work, Guidewire is offering employees fully remote and hyperflexible working practices. As well as providing employees with a state-of-the-art work environment, the office also includes an executive briefing centre for its customer and partner community across the region.
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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has created 60 new jobs in Dublin as part of establishing a new global finance shared service model here.
The new shared service model centralises West’s key finance activities in Dublin and Exton, Pennsylvania, to drive efficiency and support increasing company growth. The new center in Dublin includes various accounting and finance activities and will create greater scale and value for West’s global business and operations. West now employs over a thousand team members across Ireland, including its manufacturing facilities in Waterford and Dublin.
Majority of roles to be based in Cork and wider Munster area
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Personio, the all-in-one HR software for SMEs, is doubling down on its efforts to expand its new international business and software engineering hub in Dublin. The HR tech company, which digitises people processes to unlock the productive potential of European SMEs, has grown its Dublin presence from the ground up, building a team of 40 people – since opening its office in the city in April 2020. And Personio is executing on a fast-paced upward growth trajectory, with plans to grow the size of its Irish presence almost fivefold, to 180 by the end of 2021.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced plans to invest approximately €7 million in the company’s Irish operations, opening a new base in Dublin and creating 140 jobs.
George Jon, Inc. (George Jon), the eDiscovery industry’s leading technology platform and consulting specialist, today announced plans to establish its first international office in Dublin, Ireland, creating 20 jobs in the technology sector over the next three years.
By establishing a physical foothold in the European Union and employing local, Irish application and infrastructure engineering talent, George Jon will be ideally positioned to service and grow its portfolio of EMEA clients, which includes “Big Four” accounting and advisory firms, multinational corporations, law firms, government agencies, and hosting service providers.
New Centre of Excellence will create 50 new jobs and support new and existing clients in Europe, the Nordics and the Americas.
Sift, a leading Digital Trust and Safety technology company, today announced that it is expanding its international presence with the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
The company, which counts several major European businesses such as Cabify, Curve, Delivery Hero, and GetYourGuide as customers, has already hired several members of its quickly growing Sales team with plans to continue hiring.
Mastercard has today announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in the next three to five years as it significantly grows its new European Technology Hub in Dublin. The plans reflect Dublin as a key location in Mastercard’s global footprint.
As a leader in payments technology, Mastercard is to grow its workforce with notable investments in its artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain, user experience teams, and more. As such, Mastercard will be recruiting for talented technologists with strong development and software skills looking to work on impactful, cutting edge technology projects.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced the opening of a new design center in Dublin, Ireland. The design center will focus on product development and conducting research and development in the areas of analog semiconductor design to deliver Maxim’s innovative solutions across many end markets.
To make this vision a reality, the company will recruit a strong team of mixed-signal and analog design engineers at this facility. The $25M investment will be primarily geared towards recruiting talent, equipment and building costs, as well as research and development. Located on the south side of Dublin, this is Maxim’s seventh design center located in Europe.
Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel and tourism industry, has announced a further investment in its Dublin operations through the creation of an inside sales centre.
DUBLIN, Ireland – October 7, 2019 – Adesto Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: IOTS), a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors and systems for the IoT, announced it is engaging with the European Space Agency (ESA) through the agency’s ARTES Competitiveness and Growth (C&G) program to develop technologies for next-generation mobile satellite communications.
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ActiveCampaign today announced the opening of its Dublin office, establishing a headquarters for the company in Europe, to support its growing customer base on the continent. The company expects its Dublin presence to expand to more than 200 employees. Initial hires will focus on support, sales, customer success, and marketing.
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Every company that wants to grow will reach a point where it needs to expand into new markets. Doing it right means setting up operations closer to those customers.
It’s a big step, but it’s one that many others have taken before. For this blog, we spoke to senior leaders at leading tech companies that expanded into Ireland. They shared their advice on getting a fast and frictionless start, with five practical tips for others planning to grow their business internationally.
Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant manager platform in the U.S., today launched the opening of its new office in Dublin and officially announced plans to grow its headcount by adding 120 new roles focused on new product development for the company. The Irish site is the company’s first International Technology and Product development centre globally and was first established in 2017. Since then, the team has grown to over 40 staff members across engineering, development and support roles.
Stryker announced today the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings to provide more seamless care coordination for patients suffering from time critical medical emergencies.
MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform company, today announced that it is expanding its European operations with a new office in Dublin. Led by former Salesforce and Oracle executive, Roberto Marzo, the new office will employ up to 50 new positions over the next 2 years. Initial hires will focus on sales, customer success and support for MessageBird’s fast-growing European customer base. The Dublin office is MessageBird’s 4th office in Europe, and its 8th outpost worldwide.
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