Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Dublin, Galway, Limerick
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.20 - Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy

270 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2016
Foreseen end date
31 May 2017


Accountancy firm, Ernst & Young, are set to hire 220 new professionals over the next 12 months. 

E&Y already employs 1800 people across Ireland.

Recruitment for 220 professional roles has begun, across accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business disciplines. The firm is also expanding its annual graduate recruitment numbers by 50 to an annual cohort of 250.

The average starting salary is €50,000. E&Y has increased its workforce by a quarter since 2014. The growth in its workforce is on the back of a high demand for services such as cyber security and fraud investigation.


  • 1 June 2016: RTE
  • 1 June 2016: Silicon Republic.com
  • 1 June 2016: Irish Independent


Eurofound (2016), Ernst & Young, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 87643, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87643.