Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; Dublin;
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

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 July 2009


Computer firm IBM is to create 300 new jobs in Ireland over the next three years. It currently employs 3,200 people in Ireland. It is to expand its Dublin-based software development operations, and will launch a new business incubation centre and add new jobs in its supply chain operations. It will be recruiting graduate and doctorate level engineers and programmers to fill the majority of the new positions which will be in R&D and software development.

Explaining the decision to invest further in software development in Ireland, Bob Moffat, senior vice president for IBM's integrated operations, remarked, "Our people in Ireland have shown that they continue to enhance their skills and capabilities, continue to deliver for IBM and, more importantly, have helped solve customers' problems". IBM was the first company to establish a software facility in Ireland, back in 1980.


  • 20 July 2006: The Irish Independent


Eurofound (2006), IBM, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 63735, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63735.