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Security company to hire 85 new staff at Irish headquarters

The positions will be filled over the next 12 months.

Netwatch founders Niall Kelly and David Walsh.
Netwatch founders Niall Kelly and David Walsh.
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THERE WAS GOOD news on the jobs front this afternoon as Carlow company Netwatch announced 85 new positions.

The security company said they will be recruiting for the jobs over the next 12 months as part of a €20 million investment.

Netwatch will seek to recruit in areas such as software and hardware engineering, marketing and sales engineering solutions.

Sixty of these new positions will be based in their Irish headquarters in Carlow, while the remaining 25 will be in their offices in the US and UK.

The new positions will see the company’s total workforce rise to 250 people.

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CEO David Walsh said: “Following this boost in funding, Netwatch will now focus on investing in strategic areas of their business where they see huge potential.

Speaking at the event, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said, “Netwatch is an example of a homegrown Irish company that is competing on a global scale.

The announcement today of 85 new jobs shows that Ireland is to the forefront of research and development in the software sector.

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