Three firms to create more than 300 jobs in Dublin and Galway

US firm EXL to take on 200 staff in Dublin, two firms to add 135 in Co Galway

Three companies are to create more than 300 jobs between them in Dublin and Galway.

US data analytics firm EXL is to hire 200 people in Dublin, as it moves to set up an international headquarters in the capital, while two other companies are set to add 100 jobs each in Galway.

Nasdaq-listed EXL expects to create the techh jobs over the next three years, and will work with UCD to help address future skills requirements, the company said in an emailed statement.

“We will look to train AI experts in Ireland to unlock the transformative power of generative AI, revolutionise industries and drive new business opportunities,” EXL chief executive Rohit Kapoor said. “Dublin’s exceptional talent pool will help us shape the future of technology, fuelling innovation and propelling our clients to the forefront of the global AI landscape.”


EXL will also work with the Center for Applied AI or CeADAR, Europe’s Digital Innovation Hub for AI in Ireland to provide insights around applied research and developments in AI, machine learning and data analytics, the company added.

Separately, medical devices firm Freudenberg Medical, is to create 100 new jobs at its expanded facility in Co Galway.

The move increases the number of staff at its manufacturing plant in Spiddal by a quarter, bringing total staff numbers in Galway to 400 within the next 18 months, the company said in a statement. The new roles include positions in engineering, research and development, manufacturing operations, quality and support services.

The expansion is a strategic move to meet soaring global demand for the company’s critical metal components used in minimally invasive surgery catheters, it added.

“Ireland is of strategic significance within our global network,” Freudenberg Medical CEO Dr. Mark Ostwald said. “we look forward to building on our 25-year history as we strengthen our presence in Ireland,” he added.

Meanwhile IT service provider Nostra said it will create 35 jobs at its new office in Ballybrit in Co Galway. The jobs are part of an expansion that will see the Enterprise Ireland-backed firm add 250 more staff across its business in Ireland, the UK, Bulgaria and South Africa.

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan is an Assistant Business Editor at The Irish Times