The Irish Government has announced that
Ancestry.com, the world’s largest family history resource has signed a lease on
property at Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin from where it will run its
international operations. The company is set to move into the new premises in
September, having been in Dublin in temporary offices since autumn 2011and jobs
numbers are expected to expand from 15 to about 50 within two years.
The jobs are said to include staff working within management and finance functions as well
as website developers and member service agents.
Olivier van Calster, Ancestry.com’s vp & general manager, International
comments: “We are delighted to be opening our new offices at Sir John Rogerson's
Quay and are looking forward to growing our international business from Dublin.
Ireland is the perfect location for our International headquarters and was
chosen for a number of reasons, not least because of the great availability of
talented people, but also because it is a country that has a long history of
emigration and plays a significant role in the family history of people across
Welcoming the announcement, Minister Richard Bruton TD, said: “Ancestry.com is a
very welcome addition to Ireland’s growing cluster of online companies. Through
continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs the Government is
determined to build on this and create the jobs we need”.
Barry O’Leary, IDA Ireland CEO, said: “Ancestry.com’s decision to locate its new
international operations centre in Dublin follows a strong flow of investments
in recent years in the digital sector and highlights Ireland’s place on the
global digital map. It is a welcome addition to the existing dynamic technology
cluster in Ireland”.
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