The Irish-founded company — which provides a broad range of payment services for more than 4,000 clients such as Virgin Atlantic, Axa Insurance, Aer Lingus, AA Insurance, and Vodafone Ireland — has offices in Dublin, London, and Paris, and this week upgraded to a new corporate headquarters in central Dublin at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.
Realex Payments employs 120 people across its network of offices. The 50 new positions will mainly provide cover its new Dublin and existing London offices, but 80% of the positions will be based in Dublin.
Speaking specifically of the Dublin-based expansion, Realex’s founder and chief executive, Colm Lyon, said: “The new office has given us the opportunity to invest more in our learning and research development and to create a compelling workplace where people love to excel.
“Our growth over the last 18 months has accelerated significantly in the international markets and with this we need to build the team. We have several major products under development as well as plans to expand further overseas.”
Also speaking at yesterday’s opening, which was also attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Enterprise Ireland chief executive Frank Ryan said: “Enabling e-business is an exciting and very important opportunity for the Irish economy, with significant potential for export and employment growth.
“Realex Payments is a prime example of the ambitious Irish companies that are driving export growth in this sector.”