According to RTE, senior officials within the Government and IDA Ireland says that hiring will begin immediately and will spread over the next six months.

This will bring the company’s total workforce to 1,300 people, spread across Eishtec’s other centres in Craigavon, Waterford and Wexford.

Further 76 New Jobs

Meanwhile, IDA Ireland has officially stated that the remaining 76 new jobs will be created in Bluefin and CipherTechs.

Bluefin’s new technology and operations centre which is based in Waterford is expected to create 40 jobs for the city over the next three years.

Initially, the US-based secure payments company expects this round of jobs to focus on monitoring Bluefin’s security and payment processing platforms.

 “The dynamic business environment in the Republic of Ireland made choosing it for our first European location an easy decision.

John M Perry, CEO of Bluefin

Finally, Kilkenny will be the EMEA headquarters for CipherTechs, an information security company from New York which is to create 36 jobs – senior architects and support engineering analysts – over the course of five years.

As well as being the company’s international headquarters for the EMEA region, Kilkenny will be the location of CipherTechs’ Security Operations Centre (SOC), designed to help their US base in identifying emerging online security threats overnight.

CipherTechs says that Kilkenny has been chosen on the basis of the available skills pool, strong broadband service, proximity to third-level institutions and research facilities, and quality infrastructure.

“I could not be more excited about our investment in Kilkenny. Ever since we started the internal discussions for expansion towards the European Union, Ireland was always a prime target for us.”

Niccolo Alicandri, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer