acquires Irish dating website

7 Apr 2008, the Irish online dating website of recruitment company, has acquired the Irish online dating service is a Cork-based dating service. The amount of the investment is undisclosed.

“We are very pleased to conclude this transaction with as it will enhance our overall presence and scale in the online dating sector,” said Jill McGrath, managing director, “In particular, it is a significant enhancement of our business in Cork and in Munster. In Cork alone there are more than 132,000 singles over the age of 25.”

“ is further broadening its horizons in the Irish online dating sector with the acquisition of,” said Ciaran McCooey, group CEO, “This is a positive early development in our online activity, following our recent acquisition of”

The move represents further diversification of the Saongroup, whose primary concentration is in online recruitment. Its websites include, and

By Niall Byrne