IDA: Today’s jobs announcement ‘a boost for the region’

The IDA says today’s jobs announcement for Sligo will benefit the wider region.

Global software company LiveTiles is to open a base at the IT Innovation Centre in IT Sligo creating up to 50 jobs in the next year.

The company is Australian but its main headquarters is in New York.

John Nugent, Regional Manager for IDA Ireland in the North West and border region says the announcement comes on the back of many months of talks with the company.

He says 50 jobs for a region like Sligo is significant:


Its new General Manager here in Sligo Elaine Murphy told Ocean FM today that the company specialises in artificial intelligence software which ultimately makes the organisation of business easier.

She also spoke to Claire Mulcahy earlier about how the up to 50 new jobs will materialise in the coming months:

Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin says the jobs are a welcome boost for the region.

In a statement today, Deputy McLoughlin said this announcement today by ‘LiveTiles’s Co-founders Karl Redenbach and Peter Nguyen-Brown, who I had the pleasure of meeting last month in Dublin with Minister Heather Humphreys TD, is a major boost for Sligo and for the entire North West Region.”

“I say this because, this new development in Sligo will be the first of its kind to be developed in Ireland and I have no doubt that the company will thrive and prosper here in Sligo, aided in no small way by our rich talent pool being developed at IT Sligo.