Talent pool drew Canadian anti-hacking outfit to Cork

Firm says IDA was big help – but low tax not a clincher

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
31st May, 2015
eSentire’s Eric Ritter and Ciaran Luttrell at the security firm’s new offices in Ballincollig, Co Cork. Picture: Clare Keogh

Ireland’s ultra-low corporate tax rate had nothing to with Canadian hacker-security firm eSentire’s choice of Cork over London for its European headquarters, chief executive J Paul Haynes has told The Sunday Business Post.

According to Haynes, it was a combination of assiduous courting by the IDA and a pool of ready talent in Cork’s universities that swung it. The Canadian company, which is backed by a number of high profile venture...

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