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DateMonday, September 26, 2011
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Twitter to Open Euro HQ in Dublin

IDA Ireland Announces 140 Character Social Network Twitter Is To Establish its European Headquarters in Dublin

 

 

110926_TWITTER_Jack_Dorsey.pngIDA Ireland has announced that Twitter, the global social networking phenomenon, is to establish an international office in Ireland.

 

 

Twitter, created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey (@jack) (pictured), with co-founders Evan Williams (@ev) and Biz Stone (@biz), is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets."

 

It rapidly gained worldwide popularity and has over 100 million active users generating more than 230 million tweets per day, and has become defacto for celebrities and major media brands to pump out short bursts of entertainment gossip.

 

 

Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland (@idaireland), said: "IDA is absolutely thrilled that Twitter has decided to establish an international office in Ireland. Twitter is a fantastic addition to Ireland's dynamic digital media cluster and we are excited to support the company's continued international growth."

 

 

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, added: "Twitter is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing companies in the world. Today's announcement that it is to establish an international office in Ireland is a massive win, and shows there is real ground for Ireland's claim to be the internet capital of Europe. It also shows that, despite our difficulties, we still have real strengths as an economy, and it is important to acknowledge that.


The challenge now is to build on our strengths and the presence in Ireland of the world-leading companies like Twitter to build an indigenous engine of growth and get people back to work. Today's announcement shows that we have real grounds for optimism in facing that challenge."

 

 



 

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