Twitter registers a business address in Dublin?

21 Feb 2011

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Last week we reported on a campaign on Twitter to encourage the social media firm to locate a base in Dublin. A Companies Registrations Office (CRO) filing suggests Twitter has indeed registered as a business in Dublin.

A CRO filing has emerged pointing to the apparent location of a company called Twitter Limited at an address on Camden Street. It was registered on 24 January 2011.

Twitter’s arrival in Dublin would complete the Royal Flush assembled in the city with the help of IDA Ireland, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon and Microsoft, not to mention eBay, whose sister company PayPal announced a further 150 jobs in Dublin.

It emerged in December that Twitter was scouting several European locations with a view to locating a "small presence" in Europe to begin with. Dublin’s chief competitor at that point was London.

Campaign to lure Twitter

Author and student Adrian Bannon began a campaign on Twitter to encourage the company to locate in Dublin. Over the weekend, Siliconrepublic.com learned a similar movement has emerged in Belfast, with the focus being on attracting the company to locate there.

According to the CRO filing, Twitter Limited will be based at 74 Lower Camden Street. No accounts have been filed so far.

Update:

A report on TheJournal.ie seems to spike any suggestions the registration is genuine. The filing was discovered by Ciaran Maher and it appears that rather than being owned by Twitter Inc, the real owners of Twitter, ‘Twitter Limited’ is owned by a David Colleran with an address in Bray, who has taken 100 shares at €1 each.

 

 

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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