New Digital Hub launched in Tipperary Town

A new Digital Hub has been launched in Tipperary Town to cater for remote working and start-up businesses.

A new Digital Hub has been launched in Tipperary Town to cater for remote working and start-up businesses.

Developed by Jobs4Tipp at the Tipperary Technology Park, Tipperary Town, it offers full services desk spaces with modern office facilities including high speed broadband connectivity and printing.

“The Digital Hub has been created in order to provide a facility which will allow people to work or start a business locally in Tipperary town and generate incremental spending in the area”

With many companies now allowing employees work close to their home rather than commuting long distances, the Hub is ideally set up to cater for this cohort of workers in the vicinity of Tipperary town.

Stemming the tide of commuters

“Every morning the roads and trains serving the town are full of workers heading to offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick,” explained Michael Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Tipp-Cashel-Cahir Municipal District.

“Now this trend can be reversed with Tipperary people staying in the town to complete their days work. With such a fine facility, the Tipp Digital Hub also provides a great opportunity for remote workers and start-up business to get up and running quickly without the usual administrative headaches and costs associated with acquiring premises.

“This facility is a positive development for Tipperary Town and I wish the promoters, Jobs4Tipp every success in creating a busy space here at the Technology Park,” Fitzgerald said.

With more and more companies facilitating remote working for their employees, Tipp Digital Hub is an ideal location for workers in West Tipp to work from; with its high-speed broadband, six modern desk spaces and free car parking.

Morgan Mooney from Jobs4Tipp thanked Tipp County Council for its support in getting the Hub open.

“Without their financial support and expertise the Hub would not have materialised.”

Mooney explained that Jobs4Tipp is a non-profit group of volunteers whose objective is to improve the economic conditions prevailing in Tipperary town and its environs.

“The Digital Hub has been created in order to provide a facility which will allow people to work or start a business locally in Tipperary town and generate incremental spending in the area’

Pat Slattery, director of Services for Enterprise and Community Development, congratulated Jobs4Tipp for the initiative, and stated that this could be the start of something much bigger. “If all agencies and local groups work together to promote this facility, we would expect that this Hub would expand into a much bigger facility that would have regional links and access to high quality training through the ETB”

Michael Begley, Local Enterprise Office Tipperary said the LEO is “very keen to support this initiative and will be available to provide a range of enterprise, mentoring and financial supports to those who occupy the Hub and need our support.”

The idea was one that came to Jobs4Tipp’s attention and chair Seamus Clarke said the space is ready for occupancy.

However, he said that there are many more matters that need to be addressed to help get Tipperary Town where it needs to be.

“Hopefully, co-operation between the town’s different voluntary bodies and our Council resources can be urgently addressed to target further and large-scale projects for the betterment of the town. Tipp Digital Hub is one step in the right direction and Seamus encouraged people to support this venture that is about bringing extra spending and jobs to the town.”

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Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 30 September, 2019