Belfast Telegraph

Tech firms to create 160 jobs

Some 160 jobs are to be created with the expansion of two technology companies, it has been announced.

Slack, a software firm with headquarters in San Francisco, said it will take on 100 staff at its new European HQ in Dublin.

The customer support and account management roles will be filled over the next two years at its operation in the city's digital hub.

Slack is a business app for searching and messaging, with customers including Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Dow Jones, eBay and The New York Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the expansion was "fantastic news" for Ireland's digital sector.

"By choosing Ireland as the location of its European HQ, it is reaffirming the reputation of Ireland as the location for young innovative technology companies," he said.

"Slack is joining a global digital community in Ireland who are pushing the boundaries of innovation."

Separately, a joint venture by ESB and Vodafone Ireland to bring fast broadband to regional towns is set to create 60 jobs.

A further 200 temporary construction jobs will be involved in building the Siro network, according to the companies.

The fast broadband service will target 50 towns around Ireland, the first of which will be Cavan, Dundalk, Westport, Castlebar, Sligo, Carrigaline, Tralee, Navan, Letterkenny and Wexford.


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