Irish IT services and software company Redfaire headquartered in Limerick, announced the creation of forty jobs at City Hall on Thursday.
The jobs are in a range of roles including IT support, sales, software product development and Cloud IT consultants.
Speaking at the announcement Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said:
“It’s a great pleasure to announce yet more jobs for the Limerick area today. Redfaire is a great example of how Irish companies are connecting to the wider world and growing the tech sector in Ireland. Connections with the education institutions in the city have also played an important role in the development of Redfaire.”
Mr Noonan also praised the company for generating jobs in Limerick, saying:
“By matching the talent available to high quality jobs, Redfaire has helped the people of Limerick, the company’s partners in business and the national ability to meet the needs of the tech sector. Limerick is grateful to Redfaire’s founders for their determination to maintain links with their home town.”
CEO of Redfaire and Limerick native Brian McInerney said he is “incredibly proud” that the company is expanding in Limerick.
“Redfaire is focused on becoming a leading Oracle IT services companies in EMEA. We are also expanding our own software business. We are incredibly proud to be building a world class IT company in Limerick. The founders of Redfaire are all from Limerick. When we graduated, we went abroad, now we are able to bring that international experience back to our hometown.”
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Kieran O’Hanlon also spoke at the announcement, stating the he is “delighted” that the IT services and software company is creating jobs in Limerick, saying:
“The Redfaire story shows all that is best in Limerick, it was founded by LIT alumni and Redfaire has partnered closely with all the local stakeholders including LIT, UL, the City and County Council and other local businesses to ensure that the right skills are available in Limerick for the roles that are being created.”
The event finished with Redfaire co founder Mr Barry Yelverton presenting prizes to a group of LIT technology students on behalf of NetworkIrlande, a Franco-Irish business network.
Presenting the prizes Mr. Yelverton said that, “Everyone at Redfaire recognises and appreciates the incredible support we have received locally, nationally and even internationally from our Embassies and the Irish Diaspora. Being involved in the NetworkIrlande web-design competition with LIT is, we hope, a small way of showing our appreciation for all the support we have received.”
Redfaire currently employs 43 people in Ireland as well as a further 77 at offices in the UK and France.