Even by the hyper-growth standards of the technology industry, Park Place Technologies stands out for its rapid recent rise. Last year, the company had its sixth successive ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of the USA’s fastest-growing private companies. In the past 18 months, it closed 10 acquisitions spanning Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Five of the top 10 companies on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. This underlines Ireland’s success in attracting cutting-edge FDI investment across a range of sectors. Learn how these sectors have evolved in Ireland and their ambitions for the future.
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Ireland has undertaken a significant programme of investment in communications and technology infrastructure, third-level institution linkages, property developments and transportation networks to drive the growth of industry hot spots throughout Ireland. Existing clusters in Medical Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Internet, amongst others, are already thriving as a result.
Increasing numbers of High Growth companies are locating in Ireland to scale up and internationalise their operations. The exciting commercial and creative mix on offer, together with a business-friendly environment and speed to market are key motivating factors.
The likes of IBM, PayPal and Ericsson have been based in Ireland for many years, and are among the many companies who have continued to invest in Ireland. This highlights how Ireland not only attracts multinationals, but helps them continue to expand their operations and move up the value chain. Find out more about some of the key high-value activities in Ireland.
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Nitro, a global company specialising in document productivity solutions, today announced the opening of a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Centrally located along the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin 2, the larger office space spans over two floors at Charlemont Place and sets Nitro up for its next stage of growth in the region.
Security Risk Advisors (SRA), the Pennsylvania-based cyber security consulting company, today announced that it is establishing a European Headquarters and Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Kilkenny. 52 jobs will be created over the next five years.
ClickDimensions, the leading marketing technology and services provider for Microsoft Dynamics 365, today announced the official opening of its new European Customer Operations Centre of Excellence in Cork, Ireland. ClickDimensions CEO Mike Dickerson and other company executives will be joined by guest of honour Minister of State David Stanton TD, IDA Ireland executives, and members of the local government and business community to celebrate the opening at a ceremony in the new office on 10 South Mall today.
DMS Governance (DMS), a global governance, risk and compliance (GRC) company is to substantially increase its Ireland-based workforce by creating an additional 50 roles in Cashel, Tipperary.
Friday, September 13th, Dublin – Hermes Investment Management (Hermes) today celebrates the opening of its new office in Dublin, with the creation of 11 new financial services roles.
September 13th 2019, Waterford - Emerald Contact Centre, the customer care and sales support provider for a range of global financial, health and travel publications, today announced 200 additional jobs to be filled over three years.
Extreme Networks, a software-driven networking company, announced today that it will invest 3 million Euro to expand its R&D programme in Shannon, Ireland. The investment will create 20 new jobs in engineering, data science, and software engineering over the next two years, with the Irish government providing additional funding in the form of a research, development, and innovation grant worth over 500,000 Euro.
AB Agri Ltd, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF) group which operates in the retail, food and agriculture sectors, is to establish a Technology Centre in Kilkenny, creating up to 50 new roles over five years.
Today, Deutsche Börse Group and its post-trade services provider Clearstream celebrated the official inauguration of their new office at Navigation Square in Cork, Ireland. The expansion shows that Cork has become a vital and successful hub for the investment funds operations and one of the major locations for Clearstream.
Xperi Corporation, a Silicon Valley based, publicly traded technology company with two subsidiaries in Ireland – FotoNation in Galway and DTS in Limerick – celebrated the official opening of its new FotoNation office in Galway, Ireland. Through an increased commitment to research and development (R&D) investment in Ireland, Xperi’s DTS subsidiary plans to establish an innovation hub at its new Galway location. In addition, the Company is also working to expand its local engineering talent around high-potential growth initiatives, including premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, just to name a few.
Engineers have unveiled an exosuit that, for the first time, assists its user in both running and walking.
Pharma giant Allergan and NIBRT have announced a new partnership to develop gene therapies from a virus that has yet to be produced in large quantities.
Mobile games company Scopely announced plans to extend its European presence with new and expanded offices in Dublin and Barcelona.
Loci Orthopaedics, which is developing tech to help people with arthritis, has raised almost €6m in funding to date.
Founded in Germany in 2005, Phenox provides a range of innovative and clinically proven products for the treatment of ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke.
Working with international researchers, a team from Trinity College Dublin has helped build an engine that greatly improves energy efficiency.
To solve the headache of taking drug cocktails, Athlone-based researchers have found a way to combine a number of different pills into just one.
The Brú na Bóinne site near Newgrange, Co Meath, continues to uncover a great deal of secrets about the Neolithic people who once lived there.
Jacobs announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5million investment in their office in Cork. The company, which provides end-to-end solutions for infrastructure, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductor, data centres and manufacturing clients, plans to fill the positions in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.
eBay is set to bring jobs directly to Ireland’s North East and North West locations as it seeks out new talent for its eBay@Home programme.
eBay is set to bring jobs directly to Ireland’s North East as it seeks out new talent for its eBay@Home programme. The global market site has partnered with IDA Ireland to bring further employment to the region and will visit the Cavan Digital Hub on September 4th for an information roadshow.
The eBay@Home roadshow will provide an opportunity for interested applicants in Cavan and the surrounding counties to find out more about working remotely for eBay as part of the company’s dedicated customer support team for UK and Irish sellers and buyers.
eBay is set to bring jobs directly to Ireland’s North West as it seeks out new talent for its eBay@Home programme. The global market site has partnered with IDA Ireland to bring further employment to the region and will visit The Building Block in Sligo on September 5th for an information roadshow.
The eBay@Home roadshow will provide an opportunity for interested applicants in Sligo and the surrounding counties to find out more about working remotely for eBay as part of the company’s dedicated customer support team for UK and Irish sellers and buyers.
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.
IDA Ireland is in the process of developing a new five year strategy to succeed its current strategy “Winning FDI 2015 – 2019”. We do so in a strong position. There have been record levels of foreign direct investment into Ireland over the past five years. The ambitious targets set out in the current strategy will be met and, in many cases, have already been well surpassed. In this strategy IDA has placed a particular focus on increasing investment in regional locations and that emphasis is bearing fruit.
Opus Fund Services, an award winning independent, privately owned global fund administrator headquartered in Bermuda, announced today it plans to open a second office in Ireland, locating in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, with the creation of 100 jobs over five years.
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