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Friday 9 December 2016

300 new high-skilled jobs for the capital

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny

One of Europe's biggest technology firms is to locate a new base in Dublin's Sandyford.

The centre will serve the European market for Sage - a provider of small business accounting, payments and payroll solutions.

The new centres will provide digitally-driven sales and support for its global products.

Sage said the new jobs will include marketing, sales and services positions.

Sage already has an existing office in Dublin, with a workforce of 250. The company said given that Dublin is now home to some of the world's largest technology companies, Sage can only benefit from this "rich technology talent pool".

This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the development reinforces Dublin's position as one of the world's leading technology hubs.

"This positive announcement builds on this week's Budget, where we have prioritised changes to support work and enterprise, so that we can keep the recovery going and see its benefits spread to more households," he added.

"Sage is a global company that is moving at pace and we want the very best of Dublin's talent to join us on this mission," said company CEO, Stephen Kelly.

Brendan Flattery, President of Sage Europe, said: 'These centres will allow Sage teams to collaborate to serve customers quickly and effectively.

"We're reimagining the whole Sage experience, giving customers the support they need, every step of the way," he added.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said the company's decision to expand here confirms Ireland as a great location for international businesses to locate.

"Sage's decision to make such a large commitment to Ireland, and to make it one of their global strategic sites, will influence similar companies to do the same," he added.

Sage has 1.8m customers across Europe.

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