Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

Software firms announce jobs boost

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said tech sector growth will 'help get Ireland back to work'

A total of 95 jobs have been created in the software sector in Dublin and Limerick.

The positions, announced by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, include 60 new jobs at global software company ACI in Limerick and 35 at Marin Software Incorporated in the capital.

"This is a sector which is at the heart of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs, and in the time since we have taken office a total of over 11,000 additional people are at work in ICT activities," Mr Bruton said.

"Through continued strong implementation of our plan I am convinced that we will see further jobs growth in this sector to help get Ireland back to work."

Both software organisations are from the US.

San Francisco-based Marin Software is to set up its international headquarters in Dublin and will create its positions over the next three years.

The organisation, which provides an advertising management platform for search, display, social and mobile, will initially establish itself in Dublin 2.

Staff appointed will work across international finance, office administration, global customer and technical support. The company intends to eventually expand to sales and IT.

Marin chief executive and founder Chris Lien said he was looking forward to supporting the Irish economy with the new jobs, which are supported by Government agency IDA Ireland.

"We chose Ireland due to its successful technology and software cluster, the availability of digital and multilingual talent, and its pro-business environment," Mr Lien said.

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