IDA Ireland

  • EML Payments Limited today announced it is expanding its operation in Galway with the establishment of a Technology & Innovation Hub in Galway, employing 20 people.

    The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

    The Australian company provides prepaid payment services in Australia, Europe and North America, issuing mobile, virtual and physical card solutions for pay-outs, gifts, incentives and rewards as well as supplier payments. The company has an established sales and marketing operation in Wicklow.

    EML also offers supplier enablement, payment execution, programme management and other services.

    Minister Heather Humphreys, who is undertaking a trade and investment mission in Australia at present, welcomed the announcement, saying “This expansion is a great vote of confidence in Galway and, in particular, the highly skilled local workforce.

     

  • The Executive Director of IDA Ireland says there are investments in the financial services sector coming to Ireland as a direct result of Brexit.

    Mary Buckley says the IDA has won about 50 investments through Brexit which has the potential to create over four thousand jobs.

    Notably, 58% of employment in IDA companies was outside of Dublin in 2018, which is the highest number of people employed by IDA clients in the history of the organisation.

    The IDA was in Castlebar yesterday for the announcement of 150 new jobs for the region in the establishment of a new manufacturing facility.

    Speaking to Midwest Radio News, Ms. Buckley says the regions outside of Dublin are doing well as a result of foreign direct investment and employment.

  • A global software company is establishing an Innovation Centre in Sligo, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.

    LiveTiles, which is headquartered in New York, has announced it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence products.

    IDA Ireland says up to 50 jobs will be created.

    The Minister for Business & Enterprise Heather Humphreys welcomed the announcement and says it’s a great vote of confidence in Sligo and the Northwest region.

    LiveTiles CEO Karl Redenbach says they’re excited about establishing a new centre in Sligo, as there’s an up-and-coming technology scene here, and they look forward to working with technology businesses, universities and Microsoft in Ireland to expand their AI agenda.