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Bumper good news: 400 jobs announced for Dublin, Cork and Galway

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THERE’S GOOD NEWS on the jobs front for three cities this evening.

A total of 400 new jobs are to be created in companies in Dublin, Cork and Galway across a number of sectors including software development, digital and social media, and telecoms.

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton at the Natural History Museum.
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The largest number of jobs are at N3 Results, a sales and marketing firm creating 100 jobs in its Dublin office.

The other positions and companies involved are:

  • 85 positions at Sprout Social, a social media management company which is opening a second office in Dublin
  • 70 jobs at a call centre in Cork for SimpliVity, an American information technology company.
  • 50 positions at Udemy, an online marketplace for learning and teaching, which is establishing its EMEA HQ in Dublin.
  • 25 jobs at Boomerang Pharmaceutical, a digital communications and marketing agency, which is establishing a Dublin office.
  • 25 jobs at SNP Communications at its existing Dublin office.
  • 25 positions at Perseus Telecom, which provides high-speed networks, in Galway. 
  • 20 jobs at HedgeGuard, a portfolio management system, which is establishing its international headquarters in Ireland.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the jobs were “fantastic news for Ireland”.

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“I told the Dublin Web Summit that Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to build the enterprises of tomorrow and I’m delighted to welcome eight exciting and vibrant companies to Ireland to do just that,” he said.

The Taoiseach also took time at the announcement to single out IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan following his bizarre interview at the hands of CNBC on Monday which went viral.

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