Google's European Headquarters has now been in Dublin since 2004, putting Ireland firmly on the internet map as a technology hub for Europe.

We take a look back to the day when the Google offices officially opened in Dublin. The Dublin headquarters is the first outside the United States and at the time of opening employed 150 people from 17 different countries.

Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were in Dublin for the event and spoke to a select group of people who were interested to hear more about a 5 year old company which made almost $1 billion in sales the previous year.

This RTÉ News report shows Page and Brin seated alongside Tanaiste Mary Harney at the event. Oisin O Mir, Team Leader at Google has been working there for the last six months and says it's a fun place to work where everyone gets ownership and responsibility for what they do.

Adam Freed, Head of International Online Sales at Google says that they are always looking for talented new people. 

Robert Shortt reports for RTÉ News from the official launch of Dublin as the Google European Headquarters.

This report was broadcast on 6 October 2004.