Updated: 10/04/18 : 08:58:17Printable Version
Fine Gael T.D. for Sligo - Leitrim and Assistant Fine Gael Party Whip Tony McLoughlin has warmly welcomed the decision by global software company ‘LiveTiles’ to announce that it is investing in Sligo, with the initial creation of 50 high quality jobs in the town this year.
This large international software company which is based in New York, boosts large customers such as ‘Pepsi Cola’ and the ‘US Department of Defence’, will establish a brand new Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, in order to support the development of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) products.
Speaking about the jobs announcement Deputy McLoughlin stated, “this announcement 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.
“This is a very exciting time for the people of Sligo and for the North West as a whole, as we begin a new phase of economic development here.
“As a public representative for this region, it is very encouraging to see a US company of this stature establish its base in Sligo and also to hear its representatives say that the are excited about the new up and coming technology scene developing in Sligo and that the reasons for investing is because they want to be a part of it.
“I want to wish LiveTiles, the IDA and all the agencies involved in this announcement all the best with their development of this AI Innovation Centre in the ‘Land of Hearts Desire’.
“I am very confident that, with the renewed focus on the border region and the North West in particular by the IDA, as announced by Minister Humphreys, that this announcement today is just the start of exciting times ahead for Sligo and the North West” concluded McLoughlin.