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IBM to create up to 800 jobs across Dublin, Cork, Waterford –



Landmark agreement will focus on security, automation and hybrid cloud


Pictured: Michael Lohan and Anne Marie Tierney Le Roux, IDA Ireland; Minister Peter Burke; Deborah Threadgold, IBM Ireland; James Kavanagh and Keith Lynch, Red Hat

IBM has announced plans to create up to 800 high-tech jobs in Dublin, Cork and at its subsidiary Red Hat in Waterford.

The investment will also create roles in software development, digital sales and consulting; and see Ireland continue to be among IBM’s strategic locations globally.

IBM has been in Ireland for more than 65 years during which time it has continually evolved its operations and capabilities to support the company’s global strategy. Today, its operations in Ireland help clients across key sectors such as financial services and healthcare streamline their business processes, increase productivity and gain competitive advantage through technology. Ireland is also host to IBM Research’s only facility in the EU.



The three-year investment is supported by the Government of Ireland through IDA Ireland.

Speaking of the announcement James Kavanaugh, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer, said: “As IBM continues to help organizations transform their businesses with hybrid cloud and AI, attracting, developing, and retaining talent remains a key priority. Today’s announcement is a result of our strong relationship with IDA Ireland and the Irish government, but is also a testament to the calibre of talent here in Ireland, one of many reasons Ireland continues to be a strategic location for IBM.”

Deborah Threadgold, IBM Ireland country general manager, added, “We’re thrilled to announce this landmark and transformational initiative that will position the Irish operation at the cutting edge of next generation technology development within IBM globally.”

Speaking of the announcement, Michael Lohan, IDA Ireland chief executive officer, said “This is a remarkable initiative by IBM Ireland that will not only drive transformation within IBM and Red Hat’s operations but will deliver strong impact in Dublin, Cork and Waterford. It is also set to deliver real uplift in the Irish technology ecosystem by advancing capabilities across key growth areas for IDA Ireland such as Cloud, AI, Quantum and Cybersecurity. IDA Ireland has partnered with IBM for more than 60 years and we look forward to continuing to do so throughout this exciting project.”

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