Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Border
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2011


More than 200 jobs are to be created in Drogheda, Ireland, at the new European headquarters of a US group backed by Larry Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle. Ireland's Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Micheal Martin, announced the posts would be filled over the next five years by Pillar Data Systems, with the support of the Industrial Development Agency (IDA). The San Jose, California-based company designs and builds computer data storage systems and the new facility will support its activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


  • 20 March 2006: The Irish Independent
  • 20 March 2006: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2006), Pillar Data Systems, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 63255, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63255.