Tuesday 23 July 2019

Thousands of new tech jobs heading for capital

Rental pressures: An artist’s impression of what ‘Salesforce Tower’ could look like. The building will sit beside the new Central Bank offices (on far right) at Dublin’s Spencer Dock.
Rental pressures: An artist’s impression of what ‘Salesforce Tower’ could look like. The building will sit beside the new Central Bank offices (on far right) at Dublin’s Spencer Dock.
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Dublin's inner city is to get a fresh influx of thousands of tech jobs.

Software giant Salesforce is to announce a plan to build a new 'Salesforce Tower' development that will house thousands of new positions.

The highly paid jobs are expected to put new pressure on rents around Dublin's city centre.

The move follows announcements from Google, Facebook, Amazon and WeWork, which will see a handful of tech giants dominate Dublin's city workforce.

Salesforce's plans, first revealed by the Irish Independent's Ronald Quinlan last summer, will be confirmed by the company and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning.

The announcement indicates that tech companies are starting to spread to Dublin's northside, having filled the south docklands.

Salesforce currently has the tallest building in San Francisco and the third tallest building in London, both called 'Salesforce Tower'.

Irish Independent

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