Share this article Share RIL, the Irish technology giant, has said it is considering a bid to sell its European headquarters in Dublin to a buyer that would bring a “full range of jobs, services and facilities” to the country.
The move could see RIL moving its headquarters from the city to a new location in Cork, the company’s Irish headquarters, which is currently in the process of being renovated to house its new headquarters.
The move would see Ril move its headquarters into a new facility in Cork to support its new technology hub.
“The Dublin office will support RIL’s global expansion strategy, and will contribute to the sustainable development of Cork and the wider region,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are delighted to have been part of the decision to move our HQ from Dublin to Cork and hope that this process is completed before the end of 2019.”
The company said it would continue to operate in Dublin, but that the Dublin office would be replaced by an “innovation hub” in the future.
The company said that “a significant portion of RIL staff” would remain in Dublin.
“The Dublin hub will contribute significantly to the global expansion of Ril and to the success of the RIL business,” the statement said.
RIL is not the only company in the tech sector that is considering moving its HQs to Cork. “
We need a secure and sustainable future for RIL.”
RIL is not the only company in the tech sector that is considering moving its HQs to Cork.
Last year, Google announced it was considering relocating its headquarters in Cambridge, England, to the city.
The Google European headquarters are located in a suburb of Cambridge, near the city’s university.
Earlier this year, Amazon also announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Dublin, with the move being welcomed by the city and the Irish Government.
“It will be an exciting opportunity to grow our global presence in the city of Dublin and attract the best talent from around the world,” said Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Google said it was looking to build a “world class research and development facility in the centre of Dublin” in an effort to “support our growth and the growth of our company”.
The Dublin-based tech giant is also set to open its own research and innovation hub in Cork in 2019.