Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub

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  • "A top pick for any collection strong in Irish history, contemporary Irish issues, and Irish culture. Provides a powerful assessment of the country's astonishing rise and how it turned a liability into an asset. Very highly recommended." —MidWest Book Review

Meet The Author

Pamela Newenham is an award-winning business journalist with the Irish Times, specialising in the areas of technology, innovation, start-ups and entrepreneurship. She was named Technology Reporter of the Year 2014 at the Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards. She has previously written for the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Food & Wine magazine and NUI Maynooth’s ReSearch magazine among other publications. Elaine Burke is a journalist with Silicon Republic covering new media, gadgets, start-ups and tech careers news. She previously edited Maternity magazine and was also named Tech Writer of the Year at the inaugural Journalism and Media Awards. Emmet Ryan is a technology journalist with The Sunday Business Post and editor of Action81.com and BallinEurope.com. He is a previous winner in the Journalist category of the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary Awards. Philip Connolly is business journalist with the Sunday Business Post, specialising in covering technology and start-ups. He previously worked for the Sunday Times as a news reporter. Joanna Roberts is a freelance journalist and copywriter, who specialises in writing about business and work issues. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, Women Mean Business and Irish Tatler. J.J. Worrall is a freelance technology journalist writing for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, TechPro and ComputerScope. He previously worked as an online editor for Yahoo! Ciara O’Brien is a business and technology journalist with the Irish Times and has previously worked for the Sunday Business Post and Business Plus.

What was once a symbol of industrial decline, Dublin’s docklands has become the single most potent symbol of Ireland’s economic recovery. Edited by Pamela Newenham, Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub chronicles the rapid development of Dublin’s docklands, from an area of industrial wasteland to what is now one of the most dynamic technology and business hubs in Europe.

Over the past fifteen years, many of the world’s biggest technology firms have opened offices in Dublin. But just how did the Irish government convince the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn to set up bases in Dublin?

In Silicon Docks, a team of Irish journalists tell the inside story of how Dublin’s decaying docklands were transformed into a hub for tech companies wanting to expand into Europe, and how attracting such firms helped kick-start Ireland’s very own entrepreneurial boom.

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