Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today [Wednesday] welcomed the announcement by Twitter that it will double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin by end 2014, creating an additional 100 jobs.
Minister Bruton has met senior Twitter executives at their California headquarters in recent years to discuss expansion plans to Ireland. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Minister Bruton commented:
“ICT is a key sector targeted in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen significant jobs growth in the area as world-leading internet companies decide to establish and expand operations in Ireland. Twitter is one of the biggest names on the internet and one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Twitter’s decision in 2011 to establish its European HQ in Dublin was a major coup for Ireland and further confirmation of our status as the internet capital of Europe.
“Today’s announcement that they have created 100 jobs already and will create a further 100 in the next 15 months is a huge boost for the country. Not only are the jobs themselves hugely welcome – but the strength of the Twitter name is a huge advantage for me and the IDA when we go into boardrooms across the world pitching for new investments. I wish Twitter every success with their new office in Dublin”.