Irish eyes are smiling after global tech giants support

IrelandWordCloudA group of global tech companies has thrown its weight behind an initiative to promote awareness of the booming technology sector in Ireland.

Companies involved include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, Twitter and Intel. Despite the economic downturn, Ireland’s technology sector has continued to grow with more than 74,000 employed directly and more than 200,000 indirectly.

There are currently 4,500 vacant positions with skilled software developers, online marketeers, analysts and multilingual staff in sales, support and customer service in great demand.

A website and social media campaign to promote the opportunities and lifestyle available has been created by, a recruitment software and marketing company who is working with these tech giants to attract talent to fill the skills shortage.

“Dublin has become one of the world’s leading tech hubs. There are fantastic career opportunities for people with the relevant tech skills and it’s one of the best cities in the world to live in,” says John Dennehy, CEO of

For those thinking of moving to the Emerald Isle site should look at, or jump onto Facebook to find out more.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.