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35 new jobs a welcome boost for Clonskeagh

Peter Mathews today welcomed the creation of 35 new jobs by Western Union at their European office in Clonskeagh, Dublin 14. Western Union’s office in Clonskeagh has grown from 5 employees in 2003 to a current staff of nearly 100 people.

Western Union is the world’s largest money transfer and payment services provider and has around 485,000 agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. Western Union Payment Services International Ltd. is headquartered in Clonskeagh, Dublin, and today’s job announcements further demonstrate the confidence global multinational companies have in Ireland’s economic recovery and as place for doing for business.
The international financial services sector in Ireland is comprises more than 500 firms, employing more than 33,000 people directly and financial services represent a tax contribution of €2.1 billion and approximately 7.4% of Irish GDP.
Speaking at the event, the local TD Peter Mathews said
“With the announcement of 35 new jobs today, Western Union are helping to spread the benefits of Ireland’s success in attracting international financial services beyond the IFSC to Clonskeagh. I am delighted that these jobs will provide 35 local families with an income and hope for the future.”
Speaking at the announcement, Western Union Managing Director €“ Ireland, Tim Keane stated that:
“Western Union supports the efforts of the Irish Government in creating a hospitable environment for businesses operating in Ireland and are delighted to have Minister Creighton here with us today to announce the creation of 35 new jobs. Western Union hopes to be in Clonskeagh for many years to come and aims to contribute to Ireland’s economic recovery and future success in whatever way it can.”

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