The tweet stated “Ireland is trending. Twitter to establish international office in Dublin.
Silicon Republic reports that Twitter will join a number of prominent technology companies that have set up operations in Ireland, which is able to tempt companies with lower tax rates, building its reputation as the ’Internet Capital of Europe’. Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Zynga, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Apple and HP have already established bases in the country.
Twitter was considering a number of cities for its expansion, with Dublin, London and Berlin rumoured to be amongst the solid candidates. Twitter has been gradually making inroads into the UK and Europe over the past six months, with its first Europe-based employee announced back in May, and UK-specific promoted trends, tweets and accounts expected soon. Last week, the social network has launched a blog dedicated to all-things Twitter in the UK.
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland issuing the following comment:
“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.”
Twitter has been sharing offices with newly acquired Tweetdeck in London whilst seeking a permanent base. Twitter has confirmed its expansion, issuing the following statement:
“The Twitter office in Dublin, our third location outside of the US, is a great next step in the company’s global expansion.”