Minister Varadkar welcomes opening of IBM research centre
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has welcomed the official opening of IBM’s research centre in the constituency.
IBM aims to create up to 200 jobs at the Smarter Cities Technology Centre and is receiving a Government-backed investment. It is also developing its first European Research & Development Laboratory at the site.
Minister Varadkar said the facility is a vote of confidence in Ireland, and in the west of Dublin, and said he hopes it will encourage further spin-off jobs in the future.
“This is very good news for Dublin West because it creates jobs and adds to the area’s reputation as a technology hub.
“The centre is already conducting important research in the areas of transportation, sustainable energy, water management, and urban information management. I hope this development will encourage more leading multi-nationals to locate their operations in Dublin West.”