Tickets.ie doubling Dublin workforce with €1.5m expansion
Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan, TD, with John O’Neill, CEO of Tickets.ie. Image: Jason Clarke

Tickets.ie doubling Dublin workforce with €1.5m expansion

30 Nov 2016183 Shares

Tickets.ie is to create 20 hi-tech roles to develop a new ticketing product, “effectively” doubling the company’s Dublin headcount.

Tickets.ie will house the 20 incoming employees at the company’s new software development centre in Dublin city centre, as part of a €1.5m project to run over the next 12 months.

The company is looking to fill roles in highly skilled fields, with software development positions a priority – other areas such as sales, marketing and operations will also be a focus.

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“The project is already underway and we’re looking forward to welcoming 20 new colleagues to the team, which will effectively double our current workforce” said John O’Neill, CEO of Tickets.ie.

“Our observation is that many people who go to entertainment events feel the time is right for a change, and this revolutionary product will radically improve how ticketing is set up and run.”

The project is supported by grant funding from the Enterprise Ireland Research and Development Fund.

“The grant funding is a very strong vote of confidence from Enterprise Ireland, in both the product and our ability to deliver the product, making it a commercial success. This vote of confidence is hugely important to us,” said O’Neill.

Tickets.ie commissioned Forrester Research to conduct a major market research study to validate the product’s business model and quantify commercial opportunities ahead of this expansion.

It has also has partnered with Microsoft to provide technology and servicing, including hosting of the product on its high capacity Azure cloud platform.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland said: “Enterprise Ireland has been working with Tickets.ie since 2013 and seen first-hand how this innovative Irish company has gone from strength to strength, growing a strong client base and recruiting people at home.

“Tickets.ie is a great example of an Irish company with global ambition, competing and winning sustained business and we look forward to continuing to work with them to support this growth, creating and maintaining jobs in Ireland.”

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist, moving on to a new position as senior communications and content executive at NDRC in August 2017. Unafraid of heights or spiders, Gordon spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet remains the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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