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Saturday 30 August 2014

Technology firm Diona creating 40 jobs in Dublin

Sarah Stack

Published 28/04/2014 | 11:22

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Diona Technologies

AN IRISH technology firm is creating 40 new jobs at its new global HQ in Dublin.

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Diona, which provides supports to government social security, social services and health systems, will fill positions in software engineering, services and global business support over the next 12 to 18 months.

Dublin-born chief executive Graham Stubbs began his career in the technology sector in the San Francisco Bay area and said he sees signs of the same culture of innovation here.

“Working with our employees and business partners and watching what's happening near our offices, right on the edge of ‘Silicon Docks’ in Dublin, you can feel a technology innovation culture taking hold,” he said.

“New ideas and attitudes are taking over and Diona is taking advantage of that innovative thinking through local partnerships.

“Ireland Inc. is doing a fantastic job of cultivating the business and investment environment necessary for tech companies to start and grow, and Dublin is turning into a true technology epicentre.

“In the current climate, I can think of no better and more interesting place to start a business than in Ireland.”

Set-up in mid-2012, Diona was founded by Mr Stubbs and two former senior Curam Software executives, Anil Singaraju and John Polakowski.

Former Tanaiste Mary Harney is a director of the firm, which employs more than 90 staff in eight countries and had sales of €6m in 2013.

The new posts, announced by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, will be at its headquarters on Lower Mount Street.

“Today’s announcement is testament to the thriving technology sector in Ireland and the work that has been done to boost the country’s reputation as a vibrant, innovative location from which to do business,” Mr Bruton said.

“The Government’s is committed as part of our Action Plan for Jobs to delivering the changes needed so that companies such as Diona can continue to attract investment and the talent they require to grow.”

As previously reported in the Irish Independent, Diona has secured a $5.5m (€4m) investment from the Ulster Bank Diageo venture fund, managed by Investec Ventures with co-investment from ACT Venture Capital.

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