IT security firm to employ 100 in Dublin
IT security firm Mandiant is to employ 100 staff at a new operations centre in Dublin.
Mandiant said it was opening the security and engineering centre as it seeks to develop products to fight cyber attacks.
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said he was pleased to see further specialist firms operating in the IT sector establishing their operations and creating jobs in Ireland. “We in Government will continue to build on Ireland’s success in this area to create the jobs we need.”
The Dublin facility will also serve as Mandiant’s security operations centre and the firm is seeking to hire candidates with IT and security operations expertise. The company is one of only four certified to respond to cyber attacks in Britain via a cyber incident response programme.
Separately yesterday, Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has turned the sod on a wind energy project in Co Offaly. Some 30 turbines are to be erected at Mount Lucas as part of a €140 million Bord na Móna investment.
The wind farm will be able of generating energy to power 50,000 homes, the company said. Some 150 people will be employed in its construction.
A spokesman said 50 people were currently working on the project and the remaining 100 would come on stream in the new year. Most of the positions were already filled.
Mr Rabbitte said the project demonstrated the potential which the Midlands had for “the development of significant renewable energy projects”.