There's been a success story bubbling up here for a long while now, in that Ireland, chiefly Dublin, is attracting a "critical mass" of Web & New Media companies, today we see Google adding another 200 jobs saying this
RTÉ News: Google to create 200 jobs in Dublin
To date Google, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIN and more have picked Dublin as their European centre of operations. This has all happened without any significant government involvement- and now Dublin is in pole position for any such company looking for a European base. Thousands of good quality office jobs, employing people and pumping tax revenue (PRSI & Income) back into our economy.Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe and Google is proud to be leading the charge on this and further increasing our presence here,' David Martin, the company's director of Geo Operations in Europe, said.
This is a success that we should salute - but can we build on it ? For example:
- More tailored university courses
- Innovative legislation around privacy & identity management
- Other ideas ?