Saturday 22 October 2016

120 new jobs for Dublin software company

IDA chief Martin Shanahan and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton
IDA chief Martin Shanahan and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton

A total of 120 computer jobs are to be created in Dublin.

An American company, which originally set up operations here two years ago, is currently recruiting new staff.

Tableau Software has its home base in Seattle, but its workforce located in Ballsbridge will be expanded over the next three years.

The company is a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software.

"Creating an attractive and competitive business environment is essential to secure jobs and investment from world leading software companies such as Tableau," said Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who attended today's job announcement.

"I'm delighted that Tableau has had the confidence in Ireland to expand its footprint in Dublin and to grow its workforce to over 120 people.

"The expansion of Tableau will also further boost Ireland's reputation as a centre of excellence in big data, a sector with huge potential for Ireland and its economy," he added.

Tableau customers include Bank of Ireland, Irish Life, AWAS Aviation, Barclays, Visa Europe and French banking firm BNP Paribas. 

“Ireland is an important market for us and we are delighted to be growing our team and operations here in Dublin where there is such a talented and diverse workforce,” said Eugene Hillery, Director, International Operations, based in Dublin.

“We are seeing strong demand from a variety of sectors and from companies of all sizes who want to better see and understand their data.  We currently have more than 40 employees helping to serve this important need," he added.

Tableau is a client company of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

"Its decision to be in the heart of Dublin strengthens Ireland’s existing ‘big data’ cluster and complements IDA’s strategy of winning investments in this important and thriving sector," said said IDA Ireland boss Martin Shanahan.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said software is a key sector which the Government has targeted as part of its Action Plan for Jobs.

"In recent years we have seen an impressive jobs performance in this area. Today’s announcement is another great boost for Dublin," he added.

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