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Facebook to open European HQ in Dublin

Facebook is set to open its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Not content with offering an unlimited guarantee on bank deposits to their citizens, the plucky Irish have now attracted Zuckerberg & Co. to the Emerald Isle.

The Dublin office will be used by sales and support staff for Europe, Africa and the Middle East according to The Register. The move will not affect Facebook’s London office.

A spokesman for the popular social networking site said that Facebook was drawn to Ireland by the “really strong, multi-lingual talent pool”. He failed to mention, however, the huge tax incentives offered by the Irish government, which have seen Google, eBay, Yahoo and Amazon all set up their European headquarters in the home of Guinness.

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