Guidewire jobs a further boost to Blanchardstown – Varadkar

Dublin West TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has said plans by Guidewire to hire extra staff at its Dublin 15 operations is ‘a further boost to Blanchardstown’.


“Guidewire already employs 25 people at Blanchardstown Corporate Park, and now plans to take on extra staff in a new consulting centre. The decision by this US company, which operates around the world, to expand its operation in Blanchardstown is a vote of confidence in the area,” Minister Varadkar said.


“These new jobs are being supported by the Government, which has provided full back-up through the IDA. Guidewire produces software for the insurance industry, and set up its Dublin centre to support its global operations.”


Minister Varadkar said the news is a real vote of confidence in Blanchardstown, and in Ireland. The vice president of Professional Services at Guidewire, Alex Naddaff, said: ‘We were attracted to the strength of Ireland’s software sector, the ease of doing business in the country and by its talented and highly skilled workforce’.


Minister Varadkar said: ‘Jobs in information technology represent the future, and it’s vital that Dublin West remains at the forefront. The area already features IT employers like eBay and PayPal. Recent job announcements included 40 jobs at, and hundreds of jobs at IBM. These jobs, and the good news at Guidewire, will be crucial in attracting further employers to the area’.


Date: 4. 7. 2012