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Salesforce announce creation of 1500 jobs in Dublin over five years

By Business & Finance
18 January 2019

Company announced new urban campus Salesforce Tower Dublin for North Wall Quay, Dublin

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD made the announcement at the Convention Centre Dublin today, saying,

Salesforce is an important part of our technology sector, helping Ireland become the tech capital of Europe and one of the most globalised and open economies in the world. Ireland is open to investment, to capital, to trade, to talent and to creativity.

Salesforce Tower Dublin will be an urban campus of four interconnected buildings located on North Wall Quay within Dublin’s vibrant Silicon Docks, overlooking the River Liffey. Salesforce employees are due to start moving into the 430,000 Sq ft campus in mid-2021. Salesforce Tower Dublin is being developed by Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital.

Plans for Salesforce Tower Dublin will include an immersive video lobby experience; riverside paths connecting the campus to the cultural city hub; and an “Ohana Floor”, an open hospitality space for Salesforce employees, customers and partners, which will also be available for not-for-profit organisations and local community groups to use on weeknights and weekends at no cost.

Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said:

This is one of the largest single jobs announcements in the 70 year history of IDA Ireland. Since its arrival to Ireland in 2001 Salesforce has significantly developed its operations in South County Dublin to support its international growth. Today’s announcement of a ‘Salesforce Tower’ in Dublin city centre further deepens its commitment to Ireland and the new urban campus will provide the company with the potential to expand its operations even further as it continues to service millions of users across EMEA.

New Innovations in Sustainability

Salesforce Tower Dublin will be one of the most sustainable office campuses in Ireland and one of Salesforce’s most sustainable building projects to date. The building will be LEED v4 Core and Shell Platinum Certified. Also, Salesforce is pursuing LEED v4 Commercial Interiors Platinum Certification and ILFI Net Zero Carbon Certification. The all electric building will be one of the first commercial occupied nZEB (nearly Net Zero Energy Building) in Dublin and will source 100% renewable energy with some onsite solar and innovative battery storage to meet the company’s commitment to low carbon buildings. In addition, its innovative green roof with rainwater capture will sequester carbon and filter water while providing accessible green space in the heart of the city.

Supporting Ireland Education with $1 Million Grant for Ireland’s Educate Together, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, announced a grant of $1 million to Educate Together, an educational charity that operates equality-based schools in Ireland with 84 primary schools and 13 second-level schools, providing education for over 28,000 pupils. The grant, which is’s largest European grant to date, will support the opening of new equality-based schools in Ireland, the development of a Quality Framework for existing schools in the network, support professional development programmes for teachers, and the further development of the organisation’s unique Ethical Education curriculum.