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Michael Lowry

Published 1 year ago 29th June 2021 by Editor

Lowry Welcomes Kontex Job Announcement for Tipperary Town

Deputy Michael Lowry has hailed the announcement by An Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, that 75 new jobs are to be created by cybersecurity provider, Kontex, with a number of these jobs located in Tipperary Town, as a major boost for the area.

‘I have been highlighting the need for invest- ment in Tipperary Town for a long time and this announcement is a vote of confidence for the future’ says Deputy Lowry.

Kontex, which was founded by Tipperary native, Patrick O’Callaghan, is headquartered in Dublin, have a regional office in Tipperary and an ever-growing international presence. They serve global and local clients with leading cybersecurity services. The newly announced jobs with be located in both Dublin and Tipperary.

Kontex is currently recruiting across several cybersecurity domains including Information Governance, Cloud Architecture, Managed Security Services, Incident Response, Data Analytics and Security Engineering.

Speaking at the announcement, Tánaiste Varadkar said, “Recent events have been a stark reminder of the need to protect our digital in- formation and systems. Businesses and organisa- tions must always be one step ahead. Firms like Kontex provide leadership and expertise, helping us protect against cybercrime.

These 75 new jobs in Dublin and Tipperary are a real boost and will draw upon the experienced pool of talent we have here in Ireland. I am particularly pleased that some of these jobs are in Tipperary Town as the town has really struggled in recent years. This is a sign of hope.”

Founded in 2015 by experienced security professional, Patrick O’Callaghan, Kontex operates in Ireland, UK and the Netherlands providing cybersecurity services and solutions to Fortune 500 companies, private and public sector organ- isations. The company, which currently employs 55 cybersecurity professionals, will soon expand its international presence further into a number of strategic locations in the US and Europe.

“Kontex is on track to become one of the leading providers of specialist security services in Europe” said Patrick O’Callaghan, founder and Managing Director at Kontex. “We aim to expand our team to better meet a growing need to help enterprises solve complex cybersecurity challenges in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. We are actively recruiting for a number of roles which will be based in our offices in Dublin and Tipperary as well as hybrid / remote working opportunities to service our clients around the globe.”

More than 30 roles are currently open with Kontex for people with a variety of educational and professional qualifications. For more information and to apply, please visit

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