E-commerce player Realex creates 50 new jobs in Dublin ‘Silicon Docks’ expansion

19 Sep 2012166 Views

Dublin-headquartered international e-payments firm Realex is to create 50 new jobs at its city centre offices, bringing total employment at the firm to 170 people by the end of next year.

The company said it is accelerating its expansion into Irish and international markets.

It was founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Colm Lyon and today employs 120 people in Dublin, London and Paris.

The new roles are spread across a number of areas, including IT, product management, business development and customer operations.

The company today opened its new headquarters in the Hanover Quay area of Dublin, dubbed Silicon Docks because of the large number of internet companies based around there, including Google and Facebook.

Enabling e-business

“The new office has given us the opportunity to invest more in our learning and research development and to create a compelling workplace where people love to excel,” Lyon explained.

“Our growth over the last 18 months has accelerated significantly in the international markets and with this we need to build the team. We have several major products under development, as well as plans to expand further overseas,” Lyon said.

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Frank Ryan said that enabling e-business is a very important opportunity for the Irish economy with significant potential for export and employment growth.

“Realex Payments is a prime example of the ambitious Irish companies that are driving export growth in this sector. 

“With its innovative, quality services, Realex Payments has pursued a successful internationalisation strategy that has led to increased employment in Ireland with this latest and very welcome expansion in Dublin,” Ryan said.

E-commerce image via Shutterstock

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw Siliconrepublic.com awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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