Google will receive the IDA Ireland Special Recognition Award 2021.
The award “will recognize and celebrate the contribution Google has made to Ireland over the past 18 years,” according to a state agency statement.
The award will be presented to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, by An Tánaiste and Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar and CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan at an event in the United States in September.
“Google has had remarkable success here and the impact this has had on Irish society and economy has been significant,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
“IDA Ireland presented this annual special recognition award in January 2020, as we believe it is important that we celebrate the huge contribution our 1,600 FDI companies have made to Ireland.
Google opened an office in Ireland in 2003 with 100 employees.
Today, the technology company’s European headquarters in Dublin employs more than 8,000 people in more than 70 countries.
Nick Leeder, Vice President of Google Ireland, said: “Google Ireland is committed to helping Irish businesses and communities grow and, as we look to our future in Ireland, I am excited about the work we are doing. will continue to do together. “