Dropbox to establish Dublin office

 

Dropbox, a free service that lets users access documents, photos and videos everywhere and from different devices and share them easily, is to establish a Dublin office.

The Dublin office will be the centre of the company's international operations and will provide technical support to its more than 100 million service users, one third of whom are in Europe. The service is available in eight languages.

"As part of Ireland's mission to become the best small country in the world for business we have become the European hub for many of the world's leading digital companies, and the arrival of a top cloud company like Dropbox indicates Dublin's growing capacity to usher in the next generation of internet companies," Taoiseach Enda Kenny said.

"Ireland has many advantages to offer international companies, including our young, passionate and talented workforce, all of which will be a great asset to Dropbox as they make their new home in Dublin."

"We're delighted to be closer to tens of millions of our European customers,” said Drew Houston, Dropbox chief executive officer and co-founder.

"By opening our international headquarters in Dublin and tapping into the large talent pool that exists there, we're better positioned to serve even more people locally while we continue to grow."

Some 30-40 new jobs will be created with the establishment of the international headquarters, with the comapny seeking to hire multi-lingual sales teams, account management and user operations staff.

Elsewhere, healthcare provider Centric Health said it will create 200 jobs at 10 new centres.

The first is due to open in Newbridge, Co Kildare, next February, with new builds also under way in Celbridge on the Navan Road.

About 50 are expected to be filled within the first year and include medical, paramedical and administrative posts.

HSE services will also be facilitated on to the sites in line with the Government’s primary care strategy.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said the substantial capital investment and the associated jobs by investment by partner Metric Capital Partners (MCP) — the European private capital group — were positive news.

PA

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