WeWork today officially launched in Ireland with Minister for Education Richard Bruton opening its first location in Dublin’s Iveagh Court, near Iveagh Gardens on Harcourt Road. It is the first of three announced locations opening in Dublin, including Dublin Landings and George’s Quay.
The Iveagh Court building holds over 1,000 members and is already at capacity, while Microsoft, Twilio and KIND bars are some of the companies that will be located in the city centre alongside Irish startups and SMEs. The Workspace and community company says this reflects the broad WeWork ecosystem of larger enterprise companies and startups interacting together .
Globally, WeWork has more than 1000 enterprise members (companies with 1000+ employees around the world), including HSBC, Salesforce, Spotify, LinkedIn and Samsung. The new workspace in Dublin brings the number of WeWork locations to 74 cities and 22 countries around the world. WeWork has a total of 248,000 WeWork members worldwide.
Opening the building, Minister for Education, Richard Bruton said, "WeWork is now in 74 cities across the globe - that shows a great spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation that will always find a home in the international-facing Irish economy. I look forward to seeing WeWork share that collaborative and innovative culture with the Irish startups and international enterprises that are based in and around their Dublin city centre locations."
General Manager at WeWork (UK and Ireland), Leni Zneimer added, "There’s a thriving ecosystem here in Dublin, comprised of companies such as Intercom and Stripe, with Irish founders, as well as major international tech companies, so it made total sense for us to expand here. We’re looking forward to continuing to build our community here, and will also be opening our George’s Quay and Dublin Landings spaces shortly."