LinkedIn Launches New HQ in Ireland

Clockwise from far right: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland; Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland; then-Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald; and John Hurley, managing director for EMEA LinkedIn. (Photo: Naoise Culhane)

By Olivia O’Mahony, Editorial Assistant
December / January 2018

LinkedIn officially opened its new Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Dublin in September, revealing a new $100 million premises on the Grand Canal Dock. The headquarters was built to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has ballooned from three employees in 2010 to 1,200 today. It marks the company’s first new construction outside of the United States.

“A lot of effort has gone into making [the building] look absolutely fabulous,” Lisa Finnegan, LinkedIn’s human resources director, told Silicon Republic. The new offices feature a soundproof music room, gym with personal trainers, and games room, and are energy efficient, with 250 bicycle parking spots and a rainwater-harvesting system.

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