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A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

INVESTMENT IN IRELAND by a number of companies is set to create 320 jobs over the next three years.

These will mostly be based in the technology and business sectors and have been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the IDA.

Job seekers around the country will disappointed to learn that all of the positions announced today will be based in Dublin.

The jobs were announced earlier today at the WebSummit by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton.

Where will the jobs be created?

The main bulk of these new positions will be with company Squarespace, which supports customers to build their own websites and blogging platforms.

The company is headquartered in New York, but has its base for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Ireland.

Currently it employs 115 people in a number of customer care and support roles and will be bulking this up to 275 before the end of 2018.

50 new jobs will be created at, another US-based company that provides online courses in entrepreneurial skills and strategies for people looking to improve their companies.

Asana, a work tracking app, Pond5, a company that provides royalty free stock video, Wave2Wave, a company that assists with network connectivity, will each be creating 30 new jobs.

richard bruton Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

There will also be 20 jobs created at Primary Integration, a company that provides engineer consultancy services.


Speaking about the move today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, said, “These companies join Ireland’s thriving technology sector which continues to go from strength to strength.”

The move was also welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, who said:

A key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is ensuring that we attract more fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies to locate in Ireland, so that they establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a major impact on our economy.

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