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Facebook set to double Dublin staff with new facility

By Adrian Weckler

Facebook plans to almost double its workforce in Dublin after signing a deal for an additional office building in the city. It means that almost 10,000 of Dublin industrial jobs will soon be provided by two companies - Facebook and Google.

It could also spark a new property boom in the East Wall area, where the tech giant's new facility will be located.

Facebook's Irish boss, Gareth Lambe, said the business's new property had space for 800 additional staff.

The company currently employs 1,600 people in its Grand Canal Square premises, but it expects to fill that over the next 12 months.

"In our existing building, we have the capacity for 2,000 people," Mr Lambe said.

"But we have now reached over 1,600 and we're growing so fast that it's filling up, so we've taken space for another 800 desks in a new building in East Wall with growth over the next few years in mind."

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