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Thursday 29 September 2016

Facebook now has enough space to double Irish staff

Published 09/09/2015 | 02:30

Regional director Ciaran Quilty says new investment shows that California-headquartered Facebook likes Ireland as a location
Regional director Ciaran Quilty says new investment shows that California-headquartered Facebook likes Ireland as a location

Facebook has taken on enough additional office space in Dublin to expand staff numbers to 2,000.

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In November last year the technology giant announced that it would be doubling its staff in Ireland to 1,000 after moving into new offices in Grand Canal Square.

The Small and Medium Business (SMB) regional director for the UK and Ireland with Facebook, Ciaran Quilty, told the Irish Independent that the company has now leased additional space.

"We have taken another wing here so we now have the capacity for over 2,000 people and I think that is the obvious and ultimate sign of what we think of being here and what we think of our future here," Mr Quilty said.

Mr Quilty was speaking at Facebook's 'Boost Your Business' event which was also attended by Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton.

The event allowed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to learn how to effectively use Facebook as a marketing tool.

At the event Facebook showcased new 'call-to-action' buttons designed to make it easier for businesses to advertise through its website and applications.

"Where you start on Facebook as a business is with a page. We're investing and have invested very significantly in pages and we're thinking about pages in two ways: A to have your presence on Facebook and B to communicate. So rolling out tomorrow, on the presence side, will be brand new things like call to actions."

The buttons will allow businesses' customers for example to book a restaurant table, or order products, Mr Quilty said.

Irish Independent

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