125 technology jobs ‘great news for Dublin and for Ireland’

The world’s leading research, media and technology company has created 125 jobs in Dublin city centre.

International Data Group (IDG) Connect has already filled half the positions and will hire another 65 staff in data analysis, campaign management and telephone research in the coming 18 months.

Located in Great Strand St in Dublin’s north inner city, the office will gather intelligence into Connect’s database and deliver real insight into the global marketplace. IDG Connect chief executive John P O’Malley said Ireland offered the perfect mix of core skills, high levels of education, an established infrastructure, and multilingual labour pool to ensure this was a success.

“We are a fast-growing business, focused on development, and our database lies at the heart of all initiatives. Good data intelligence and high-quality research are fundamental to IDG Connect’s continued global expansion and I look forward to working closely with IDA Ireland to achieve our business goals.”

IDG Connect is a generation division of International Data Group.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said a key part of the Government’s plan for jobs and growth was ensuring the impact of multinational companies here was deepened and developed.

“Since January we have seen a very strong flow of investments from world-leading companies, and we are determined not only to ensure that this continues but also that these companies can create stronger links here and provide greater benefit to the economy,” he said.

“Today’s announcement that this dynamic company is creating 125 jobs here is great news for Dublin city centre and for Ireland. With the right decisions I am convinced that Ireland can provide greater stability for investors and create the jobs and growth we need.”


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