Dún Laoghaire Fianna Fáil Councillor Cormac Devlin has welcomed today’s announcement by DELL that it intends to create 300 new jobs at their Cherrywood facility in South County Dublin.

DELL currently employs over 2400 people across Ireland in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The new posts are to be created over the next 3 years with the first 200 being recruited immediately.

Councillor Devlin commented: “DELL will create these jobs as part of their new subsidiary, Dell Bank International, which will provide finance to their corporate clients across the EU. DELL was approved for a banking licence by the Central Bank in August 2013.

“These jobs will bring a welcomed boost to the local area especially since DELL had laid-off over 100 jobs back in March 2009.  Their decision to locate these 300 posts in Cherrywood is particularly welcome.  It is a further sign that the Cherrywood Science and Technology Park is in a very attractive location with superb infrastructure on its doorstep including the Luas, several bus routes, the M50 & N11.  The Cherrywood Science & Technology Park over the past 12 months has witnessed several sizeable jobs announcements and as a County Councillor for the area, I am particularly pleased that many of these jobs will be geared towards highly skilled graduates and those with the relevant skills and experience who have been in search for a long period for employment.

“Today’s announcement is also a reminder that Ireland remains an attractive location for inward investment and for existing multi-nationals to expand their footprint in the country.  It also underlines the need for our corporation tax regime to be protected by the Government, ensuring that Ireland can continue to compete aggressively for new business.”