Google opens European headquarters in Dublin putting Ireland on the technology map.

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 five year old company which made almost $1 billion in sales the previous year.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were 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 is 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. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 October 2004. The reporter is Robert Shortt.