US group, LogMeIn, which provides remote log-in services, data back-up and file sharing, is to set up a European centre in Dublin, creating 50 new jobs.
Its chief executive Jim Kelliher said Ireland was an attractive place for his company to locate due to the talent pool available, “strong university system”, “strong infrastructure”, a “pro-business environment”, and “easy expat relocation”. “It’s relatively easy to put kids from Boston into Ireland. It’s really easy for our people to fit into that environment.”
Mr Kelliher was speaking at the Ireland Gateway to Europe 2013 event at the World Trade Centre. This was part of a four-city trade mission to the US by 40 Irish business executives and professional services advisors. It was the second year this event has been organised.