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EY to create 270 new jobs in Ireland expansion

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BIG FOUR firm EY has announced the creation of 270 new jobs and the opening of two new offices in Dublin and Galway, adding to its 1,800-strong workforce in Ireland.

Having grown its workforce over 27% in the past two years, EY will recruit 220 experienced hires across its business over the next 12 months, at salaries averaging in excess of €50,000 (£38,000) per annum.

It will also take in 50 more graduates next September – a total of 250 – representing a 20% increase on last year. The roles on offer are wide ranging and EY are recruiting people from various disciplines including accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business.

These new hires will be based across EY’s seven offices in Ireland, including its new and now fully operational offices, located in Dublin and Galway City. In addition to hiring 25 people for its new Galway office, EY will also increase its footprint in Limerick, where it currently employs over 50 people, having just signed the lease on a new office space in the city which can accommodate up to 100 people.

The new Dublin office has been designed in line with EY’s global “Workplace of the Future” model that is based on developing modern office space supported by the latest technology, design and environmental standards.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Ireland’s minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said: “EY’s announcement today is wonderful news. It is a true mark of confidence in the Irish economy, when an international business can be competitive and grow to the degree EY have in this country.

The fact that these jobs will be spread across EY’s offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway is very welcome news as one of my priorities as minister is to ensure employment growth across the regions. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for services needed to create a fair society. This will ensure a more inclusive prosperity for all.”

Last Month, fellow Big four firm Deloitte announced its own expansion into Ireland, confirming the creation of its new EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab in Dublin, while in January, UHY Hacker Young expanded into Northern Ireland through a partnership with Belfast-based Fitch Chartered Accountants.

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