Batt O'Keeffe with Colm Moloney and Teresa Bolger

Batt O’Keeffe with Colm Moloney and Teresa Bolger

Headland Archaeology today officially launched an office in Dublin, adding to its Cork, Galway, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London locations.

The new office will create five new jobs immediately, with a further 30 roles expected over the next 12 months.

The company, which supplies commercial archaeology services to the UK, Ireland and Europe, said the establishment of a permanent office in Dublin was “the next logical step”.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O’Keeffe attended the launch this morning and said that Headland captures “Ireland’s strong entrepreneurial ethos by fusing the past with the future in a new paradigm of innovation”.

Managing director, Colm Moloney welcomed the minister to the new offices which are based at Harcourt St, Dublin 2. He said, “The establishment of this office is an expression of our confidence not only in our own ability as a company to deliver our unique services, but in the future of the commercial archaeological industry in Ireland, and further afield.

“We expect our company to grow and we offer archaeologists a chance to stay in Ireland and grow and develop with our company rather than watching our best talent leave.”

The establishment of the Dublin office is part of a growth strategy that will see the development of regional centres of excellence tasked with developing new products for the global heritage market, Headland said in a statement today. New offices are also planned for Belfast and continental Europe in early 2011.