Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; West
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
26 May 2010
Employment effect (start)
26 May 2010
Foreseen end date
30 December 2011


Computer game company EA has announced that it is to establish a customer service and operations centre in Galway. EA has already commenced the recruitment process and has said that the new operation is expected to generate 200 jobs in Galway by the end of 2011. The new centre will develop online computer games and support for customers.

Until this announcement, EA has had no presence in the Irish market. Ireland's Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Chief Executive says it adds to Ireland's growing reputation as a centre for internet activity in Europe. EA is based in California, and has sites in Sweden, Germany, Romania and Spain.



Eurofound (2010), EA, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 70590, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70590.