Wednesday, September 19 14:19:24
Online payment services company, Realex Payments, today said that it is to create 50 new jobs at its Dublin office as part of its ambitious growth strategy.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened Realex's new city centre office today and welcomed the company's announcement.
The company currently employs 120 people and plans to increase this number to 170 by the end of next year.
Speaking at Realex Payments offices the Taoiseach said "The Government's unyielding focus is to make Ireland the best small country in the world for business. Realex Payments exemplifies the type of company that will be central to the recovery of our economy. It is a company that is at the forefront of innovation, opening new markets, increasing export sales across the globe, and securing economic growth and jobs here at home".
Realex Payments founder and CEO, Colm Lyon thanked the Taoiseach and said "we are delighted to be here in Dublin's Silicon Docks, as this area has become known. 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. 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".
Commenting on the jobs announcement, CEO of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan said: "Enabling e-business is an exciting and 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."