Google foundry to open in Dublin

Google is building a new ‘digital innovation centre’ in Dublin that will bring up to 15,000 extra overseas business visitors to the city each year. The 15,000sq ft premises, called the Foundry, is Google’s first such investment outside of the US and will be officially unveiled by the Taoiseach in September.

The Foundry is currently in the final stages of construction. It will host conferences and research gatherings for the staff of thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) each year from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The new facility, which is located in its Gordon House building on Barrow Street in the docklands, contains a purpose-built 360-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, catering and broadcasting facilities. It also houses a Google merchandising store, its first outside of its Mountain View headquarters in California, although the shop will not be open to the public. Source: The Irish Times