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From left: Emer Joyce, EY; Cllr Donal Lyons, deputy mayor of Galway; Frank O’Keeffe, EY; and Paraic Waters, EY. Image: EY

2020 vision as EY plans to create 35 new jobs in Galway expansion

24 Sep 2018

New move by EY effectively doubles the size of its office in the west of Ireland.

Consulting firm EY said it is to create 35 new jobs at its Galway offices to expand its services to indigenous, multinational and entrepreneurial businesses in the west of Ireland.

The expansion doubles the size of the company’s offices at Hibernian House, overlooking Eyre Square. The office has the capacity to support EY’s ambition to grow to 70 employees in Galway within two years.

‘Galway is a hub for Ireland’s prospering life sciences sector, and in particular a global centre of excellence for innovations in medtech’

“Our new, ultra-modern office has great facilities for all our team in Galway, and has the capacity to accommodate the additional 35 people we will recruit by 2020,” said EY Galway director Paraic Waters.

“We’re delighted to give people in Galway the opportunity to live in their local communities and contribute to the economic prosperity of our thriving city, while growing their careers as part of our global firm. The support of our clients and partner organisations has been crucial to our success to date, and we’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the last two years.”

A design for life sciences

Employing more than 2,500 people across the island of Ireland, EY has significantly boosted its pool of talent in the past six months, with 520 positions created across its seven offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.

Building on its legacy in the region, the company has also supported more than 35 entrepreneurs across the west of Ireland over the past 21 years through the EY Entrepreneur of The Year programme.

EY Ireland managing partner Frank O’Keeffe said the expansion was devised to better support the burgeoning health sciences scene in the west of Ireland. “Galway is a hub for Ireland’s prospering life sciences sector, and in particular a global centre of excellence for innovations in medtech,” O’Keeffe said.

“With a strong network of third-level institutions, relatively low costs and the quality of life on offer for employees, the west of Ireland is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities to attract investment.

“Building on the expansion of our Cork office earlier this year, this announcement reflects our continuing commitment to building on our established reputation outside of Dublin, and growing our footprint and client offering in our regional offices more broadly,” O’Keeffe added.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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