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Facebook to expand base in Ireland

  • The tech giant will have the capacity to grow its workforce in Dublin by an additional 5,000.

    Facebook is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in Dublin.

    The premises, known as the Bankcentre, is in the heart of Ballsbridge and is currently occupied by AIB.

    The social media company currently occupies multiple sites in the Irish capital and employs 4,000 people.

    Facebook's new premises will greatly increase its capacity to grow further in Ireland, which could see up to 5,000 jobs created in the coming years.

    “Facebook has expanded significantly in Ireland in recent years to support its international growth," said Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland. The announcement further deepens its commitment to Ireland, it has become the primary strategic international hub for the company; servicing millions of users across EMEA and the development of its campus in Ireland will provide the company with the potential to expand its operations.

    "We wish Gareth and all the team at Facebook in Ireland every success with their expansion plans.”

    Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD, said “The acquisition of this new campus is a landmark day for Facebook, which established its International HQ in Dublin in December 2008 and has expanded significantly in Ireland over the last 3-4 years.

    Without a doubt, this expansion is a huge vote of confidence in Ireland and our pro-enterprise policies. Above all, it is a testament to the calibre of our rich pool of talent, who have contributed so positively to the company’s global growth in the last decade.”

    You can learn more about the latest job created in Northern Ireland and across the island of Ireland by visiting Sync NI's dedicated 'News on Jobs' hub.

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