D7 selected as European HQs for Workday Inc with delivery of 200 jobs for the area – Donohoe

7th October, 2015

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and local Fine Gael TD, Paschal Donohoe, has today (Wednesday) said the decision by cloud computing company, Workday Inc, to open its new European Headquarters in Dublin 7, with the creation of and additional 200 new jobs, demonstrates the attractiveness of the area with its close proximity to the city centre as well as to local amenities.


“Workday Inc., which is already established in Ireland, has been growing from strength to strength. An original commitment, just a year and a half ago, to deliver 200 jobs over three years was met in half that time. Now, the decision taken by the company to base its new European Headquarters here commits to the delivery of a further 200 jobs, again, across a three year period.


“Dublin 7 is a great location for growing businesses. Workday Inc., which is based in Church St; is ideally situated to take advantage, not just of city centre amenities but also of the Smithfield and Stoneybatter areas, which themselves are thriving and rapidly developing.


“Cloud computing was an area targeted in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. The expansion of companies like Workday Inc., is proof that those policies have been the right ones. As the unemployment rate drops further, the Government remains focused on the best ways of supporting the economy, getting people back to work and ensuring that work pays. This announcements signals significant opportunity for Dublin 7. I look forward to the continued development of Workday Inc. into the future and wish them all the best for the years to come.”