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Timeline: How Google’s Irish hub grew from five people to a cast of thousands

How Google’s Irish arm grew from five people to thousands

Killian Woods

Business reporter

5th January, 2020
The Google hub on Barrow Street in Dublin

2003: before moving into its new base of operations on Barrow Street, Google’s five-person team in Dublin sets up in Regus’s serviced offices on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin 2.

2004: Google moves into its Barrow Street location, Gordon House, ahead of its grand opening in October 2004. The company agrees to lease over 5,574 square metres of the office block.

2005: a deal is struck for Google to lease all of Gordon...

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