215 Jobs set for Dublin & Waterford

215 new jobs have been secured for nine Dublin and Waterford-based companies.

The jobs will see Ireland hold its no.1 position for early-stage start-ups in Western Europe.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement alongside Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’ Connell that will see investment in the sales, technologies, finance and marketing-sectors.

The nine North American and European based high-growth companies will be supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Speaking today, the Taoiseach said the government will keep focus on job creation ahead of the annual Action Plan for Jobs – which has seen 176,000 new jobs created.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said “Ireland is the market leader in winning 20 – 100 job projects from early stage, fast growth companies with revenues of less than €30m over the period 2010 – 2016 from US and European companies”

The foreign direct investment will see 35 jobs created at two Dublin-based technology companies ‘Macstadium’ and ‘Smartfrog’ – who develop information technologies and camera hardware.

Endura Technologies will add 40 engineers to its Irish operations, while Telnyx will hire 20 network, development and site reliability engineers.

Investment will also see leading international financial and economic modelling service, TPGS buy a new Dublin Office that will employ 15 people.

Dublin-based companies ‘Cloudbeds’ and ‘Energenetics’ will also receive investment, while robotics provide ‘Compar AG’ will see 15 highly skilled jobs created over the next few years in Waterford.

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