Technology firms to create 55 new jobs


TWO TECHNOLOGY companies yesterday announced more than 55 new jobs and significant financial investment as they grow their Irish operations.

Dublin-based software company Openet plans to invest €3.65 million in research and development, creating 35 new jobs in the next year. The investment, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland, will help create high-value jobs in roles such as program managers, engineers and senior software engineers. Openet provides event processing and transaction management solutions to clients worldwide.

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan welcomed the investment. “Openet’s international footprint is growing fast with operations in the US, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, the UK and Australia.

“This internationalisation is underpinned by the RD being carried out in its Irish base.”

Openet chief executive Niall Norton said expansion was key to the company’s growth strategy.

Separately, healthcare group Hidden Hearing announced plans to double its presence in the Irish market over the next decade in an €18 million expansion.

The company, which saw 15 per cent growth in revenues last year, wants to double its branch network to 40 over the next five years and expects to add 22 jobs to its 110-strong workforce this year alone.