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Google opens first phase of Bolands Mills Development

Written by Robert McHugh, on 28th Sep 2023. Posted in Technology

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Google has officially opened the first phase of the Bolands Mills development which is planned to become a hub of engineering with over 1,000 engineers moving into the offices upon its completion. 

The opening marks the 20th anniversary of Google’s arrival in Ireland, after it opened its first office in Ireland with just five employees in 2003. 

In the past twenty years, Google Ireland has grown to become Google’s EMEA headquarters with a workforce of over 9,000 people. 

AI Scholarship Fund

The tech giant also launched a new €1.5 million Google.org scholarship fund for students from under-represented communities in the area of AI. 

With grant support from Google.org’s fund, the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at Dublin City University will enable scholarships for students at universities around Ireland.

'Next Generation'

"We are immensely proud of the strength of our team here and the work they are doing in driving Google’s future," said Lorraine Twohill, CMO of Google.

"We want to ensure that everyone across Ireland is able to benefit from the next generation of AI technology which is why we are announcing a new €1.5M Google.org scholarship fund.

Launch Event

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar joined Head of Google Ireland, Adaire Fox-Martin and Google’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, Lorraine Twohill on Thursday to officially open the first phase of the Bolands Mills development.

The historic Flour Mills building at Bolands Mills has been expertly restored and adapted into a dedicated collaboration space for Google, with the ground floor opening to the public in 2024.  

The building features a range of new designs and technologies so that people can mix and match their workspace to their needs and more closely collaborate with colleagues anywhere in the world.

'Digital Leader'

“The opening of this historic building is good for Dublin's civic heritage and represents a major milestone for Google Ireland driven from their innovative new centre of engineering,"  said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

"This new centre of excellence, alongside the scholarship fund announced today, will help cement Ireland’s role as a digital leader at the heart of European and global digital developments.”

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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