An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the creation of 300 jobs in Dublin as Europe’s second largest technology company Sage announces the opening of a new Sandyford base.
Sage has an existing office in Dublin that currently employs 250 members of staff and its Dublin centre will serve the European market for Sage, the world’s leading small business accounting, payments and payroll solutions provider.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “Today’s announcement of 300 new jobs by Sage in establishing their new centre in Ireland will be a huge boost to our national mission of securing and embedding the recovery. Not only will this create 300 new jobs for the local area, it will also reinforce Dublin’s position as one of the leading technology hubs in the world. This positive announcement builds on this week’s Budget where we have prioritised changes to support work and enterprise so that we can keep the recovery going and see its benefits spread to more households.”
Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage said: ‘Ireland is central to our vision for Sage in Europe and this new centre is a symbol of our commitment to serving and selling to our small and medium business customers in the region. Sage is a global company that is moving at pace and we want the very best of Dublin’s talent to join us on this mission.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “Sage is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world right now. Sage’s decision to expand here once again confirms Ireland as a great location for international businesses to locate and expand. Sage’s decision to make such a large commitment to Ireland, and to make it one of their global strategic sites, will influence similar companies to do the same.”