Accenture announces 300 new jobs in Ireland

Jobs announcement includes 100 roles at newly-opened ‘The Dock’ research centre

The Dock, Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which opened Friday. Photograph: Accenture

Accenture has announced 300 new jobs in Ireland. The professional services company will be looking for technology and design professionals, including 100 people for roles at The Dock, its research and incubation hub, which officially opened in Dublin on Friday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Accenture was a “committed long-term resident” of Ireland.

The new jobs will add to Accenture’s Irish workforce of more than 2,200, and focus on areas including artificial intelligence, advanced analytics into the Internet of Things, and industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.

"Our talented professionals across Ireland are imagining the future every day to solve some of the biggest challenges facing businesses, governments and consumers," said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman and chief executive.


“We are proud to build on our long history in Ireland with today’s official opening of The Dock, and investment in new jobs to drive innovation that helps our clients meet the demands of a rapidly evolving digital world.”

Martin Shanahan, chief executive of the IDA, said the announcement greatly enhanced Ireland’s position as a base for global professional service firms, an area it continued to target for inward investment.

Accenture is a global professional services company providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

It has three Irish locations, and maintains what it says is a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, including gender equality.

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard

Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times