Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; South-West (IRL);
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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2012


The Irish subsidiary of a US dental insurance management company, DeCare International, is to create 100 software jobs in Cork over the next five years. The expansion is being supported by IDA Ireland and the jobs will be in management, software development, consultancy, sales and marketing. DeCare Systems Ireland (DSI) was established in 1998 to provide software to its parent group. It subsequently took on an additional remit, supplying software and web-based systems to international clients in the US and Europe. It currently employs 145 staff including contractors.

The company has also expanded beyond health insurance and has developed e-commerce and other systems for international clients such as Marks & Spencers, Expedia, Amazon and Avon. DSI general manager John Murphy said the company was seeking a mix of technical graduates and experienced staff to meet increased demands for the company's services. He said sales and marketing staff were also being recruited to help increase DSI's customer base. DeCare International is the group holding company which has subsidiaries in the US and Europe. It was founded in 1969 and primarily provides health management systems for US dental insurers.


  • 17 April 2007: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2007), DeCare Systems Ireland, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 65248, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65248.