US tech firms operating in Ireland

Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 00:00

With the announcement of PayPal creating 1,000 extra jobs in its Irish operation we look at some of the other leading US tech firms with operations in the country.

Paypal:

Who are they: Online payment website

Where based: Dublin & Dundalk

Numbers Employed: 1,500 with another 1,000 jobs announced today

When Opened in Ireland: 2003

Google:

Who are they: Internet search engine giant

Where based: Dublin

Numbers Employed: Over 2,000

When Opened in Ireland: First opened in 2003

Facebook:

Who are they: World’s leading social network

Where based: Dublin

Numbers Employed: 350

When Opened in Ireland: 2008

Microsoft:

Who are they: Computer software company

Where based: Dublin

Numbers Employed: 1,200

When Opened in Ireland: 1985

Intel:

Who are they: Semiconductor chip maker

Where based: Leixlip and Shannon

Numbers Employed: 4,000

When Opened in Ireland: 1989

Twitter:

Who are they: Microblogging site

Where based: Dublin

Numbers Employed: Less than 10

When Opened in Ireland: 2011

Hewlett-Packard:

Who are they: Computer hardware and software

Where based: Leixlip and Galway

Numbers Employed: 4,500

When Opened in Ireland: 1990s

Activision Blizzard:

Who are they: Gaming Company

Where based: Cork

Numbers Employed: 600

When Opened in Ireland: 2007