Some 185 jobs are to be created around Ireland in a “vote of confidence”, despite the economic impact of the pandemic. Eight companies from Europe and the USA are creating these vacancies stated a report from the Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The IDA is responsible for the attraction and retention of inward foreign investment. The location of these jobs are Cork, Clare, Galway, Dundalk and Dublin.

In Cork, Ellab a validation and monitoring solutions company will be expanding by 20 vacancies

Renovo Motors an automotive data management software company is to create at least 30 jobs over the next three years in Shannon and Co Clare.

Ooomnitza an IT asset management platform is creating 25 jobs in Galway.

Fintech company TrustLabs Inc is creating 20 jobs over the next two years in Dundalk.

In Dublin four other companies will be creating 90 jobs across the technology and business service sectors.

The Irish politician Leo Varadkar said that the jobs are a great vote of confidence in the country saying “Investment in Ireland has remained remarkably resilient throughout the pandemic.”

“These new jobs, which are in Shannon, Galway, Dundalk, Cork and Dublin, demonstrate the commitment of existing international partners to expand here, and also of our ability to attract new investment.” 

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said that the spread of the jobs demonstrates IDA Ireland’s “commitment to winning roles for regional locations and showcases the availability of talent and attractive work-life balance in the regions which deeply resonates with overseas investors”.

Source: Irish Examiner