50 jobs for East Point welcome as economy continues to grow – Donohoe

7th October, 2014

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Fine Gael Deputy for Dublin Central, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of 50 new jobs at Citrix in East Point, saying the expansion of the company will provide opportunities for those working in the technology sector, as well as providing a boost to the local economy.

“The Government’s number one priority since coming to Office has been to get our people off the dole and back to work. By sticking to the plan we are now seeing real results. More than 70,000 jobs have been created since the Action Plan for Jobs and the Pathways to Work strategy were implemented, with as many as 1,460 jobs announced across eight different companies only last week.


“The expansion of Citrix in East Point, which is expanding its workforce to 265, demonstrates a vote of confidence in its Dublin offices and in the workforce that is available here. The roles on offer will include sales, IT shared services and technical support, as the company develops further to meet its future needs. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.


“The multinational tech sector was one sector that was identified by Government as having the potential for growth and job creation. As we near Budget time, we will continue to seek out the areas that can best deliver jobs for our people as we continue to rectify the mess we inherited from Fianna Fáil in 2011. This announcement is great news and builds on the Government’s actions to date. I wish Citrix, and all potential applicants, every success for the months and years ahead.”