In the scheme of things, it's not a big number, but the decision by law firm Maples and Calder to hire another 75 financial services lawyers over the next three years in Dublin is causing excitement nevertheless.
Maples and Calder set up in Dublin in 2006 and has since hired 175 people. The new recruits have apparently been inspired by, "growing demand for both its international legal services and the fiduciary and fund administration services provided by its affiliate."
Minister Bruton heralded the 75 new jobs as a great achievement. "Today’s announcement that this world-leading financial and legal services provider, which only came to Ireland in 2006, is expanding its workforce with the creation of 75 jobs, is great news. The success of the Maples Group in Ireland demonstrates the potential for future growth in this sector, and through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs we are determined to build on this and create the jobs we need,” he said.