Huawei announce jobs boost for Dublin
Huawei are opening a new research and development office in Dublin's IFSC, and will bring the number of employees working in R&D in Ireland to 120.
The Chinese telecommunications company has other R&D offices in Dublin, Cork and Athlone, having first moved into Ireland in 2004, and will hire 50 new staff by the end of 2016.
Huawei work with all the major telecoms companies in Ireland and the project is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.
The company says it has invested €35m in R&D in the Irish economy this year alone and Zhou Hong, President of the European Research Institute at Huawei, says it is a sign of Huawei's confidence in Ireland's tech sector.
"The opening of our newest Dublin facility highlights our long term dedication to investment and opportunities in Ireland's technology sector," he said.
"The facility will tap into Dublin's growing clusters of cloud and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals."
"Today's announcement that Huawei, a truly global leader in this sector, is locating a major R&D office in Dublin and creating 50 high-end jobs is a great boost," said Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation.