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55 New Jobs Were Announced Every Single Day In Ireland Last Year

By Sarah

February 8, 2017 at 11:19am


A round-up of new sci-tech job announcements across Ireland by Silicon Republic has revealed that there was a whopping 55 jobs announced every single day in Ireland in 2016.

That makes for an impressive total of 20,160 jobs in the science and technology industries. Not too shabby eh.

Let's take a look at how different areas across the nation fared:


The province of Leinster took the lead, with 9,032 jobs announced. 

This includes companies such as Amazon, who plan to create 500 technology jobs, biotech giant Shire bringing 400 jobs to Meath, and Facebook adding an extra 200 spots.


Munster was next, pulling in 5,494 jobs in total. 

While most of these were announced in the urban centres of Cork and Limerick, almost 2,000 were in more rural areas. 500 jobs were announced in Ennis by health-care recruiter TTM, and 200 in Waterford at medtech firm OPKO.


North of the isle, Ulster did pretty well also, with 2,140 jobs created. 

Belfast is home to a majority of the jobs announced, holding 85% of the roles. 125 jobs were available thanks to Donegal based digital marketing firm SLM.


Connacht accounted for 2,000 new job announcements, with two-thirds of them in Galway.
Mayo did well also, with 300 jobs created at the start of 2016 with environmental firm Veolia, and 100 engineering jobs brought to Sligo.

An additional 1,494 jobs which couldn't be assigned to any particular county or region, such as new graduate roles in KPMG and Glanbia.

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