Ryanair announces 200 new tech jobs at Dublin base

Roles will be in technology, software development and digital marketing

Taoiseach Enda Kenny plays with a giant chess set at the opening of the new Ryanair offices in Swords in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair is to create 200 jobs in Dublin as it develops its digital platform.

The airline said the roles will be in technology, software development and digital marketing. Ryanair previously announced plans in January to add 50 tech-focused jobs in Dublin, but it is understood the 200 roles announced today will be additional jobs created over the coming year.

The firm has opened a 100,000 sq ft Dublin office campus in Airside Business Park, Swords, and plans to expand its route network from Dublin and London Stansted airports, in addition to opening new bases in Lisbon, Athens, Brussels, Rome.

It plans to increase traffic to more than 84 million passengers by March 2015, from the current 81.5 million.


In addition to creating 500 new jobs for pilots, engineers and cabin crew in 2014, Ryanair will now create a further 200 jobs in its new Dublin offices, to develop its improved Ryanair.com digital platform (which will be released to the public later today) as well as its new mobile app at end June.

The jobs were welcomed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

“From an early stage, we have targeted tourism as a key driver of economic recovery and I am pleased to say budgetary measures such as the 9 per cent VAT rate and the more recent cutting of the travel tax to zero have been welcomed by the industry which has responded by delivering new jobs and routes,” he said.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist