PhoneWatch expands operations in Ireland with creation of 230 jobs
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD with Eoin Dunne, managing director of PhoneWatch.

PhoneWatch expands operations in Ireland with creation of 230 jobs

23 Apr 2014

Ireland’s largest home security company has announced that it is to expand its operations in Ireland with the creation of 230 new jobs in the roles of engineering, sales and operational areas of the business.

With recruitment getting under way immediately, the company, who currently employ 150 people in Ireland, will be looking to set up a number of new offices across the country in Dublin, Cork and up to ten other regional centres.

The company was previously Eircom’s home security division, Eircom PhoneWatch, but was purchased in 2013 by Norwegian company Sector Alarm Corporation, the second largest home security company in Europe with over 1,000 people employed in Norway, Sweden, Spain and Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said: “A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is delivering a regional spread in job-creation, and we have seen significant progress on this in the past year with jobs now growing in every region of the country. Today’s announcement that over 200 jobs will be created in 12 regional centres is a further boost in this. I congratulate PhoneWatch and Sector Alarm Corporation on this new investment”.

Eoin Dunne, managing director of PhoneWatch also added: “We are establishing a regional office network to bring us even closer to our customers and to enable us to deliver an enhanced and superior service to our customers. Our strong regional presence will also be strategically important to us as we introduce innovative new products and services to the Irish market and continue to grow our business here”.

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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