Niamh Breslin to open Pycon Ireland 2015

Python Ireland are delighted to announce that Niamh Breslin (IDA Ireland) will be our opening speaker for PyCon Ireland 2015 on Saturday October 24th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.

Tickets are available via

Student: EUR40 / Normal: EUR70 / Corporate: EUR250

Corporate sponsorship packages are still available.

Enquiries: [email protected]

About IDA Ireland

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. IDA Ireland partners with established companies, both large and small, working with them every step of the way to achieve a smooth, fast and successful set-up of their operations in Ireland or to expand their operations in Ireland.

Ireland is home to 1,200 overseas companies and continues to attract companies from sectors such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Life Sciences, Financial Services, Internet, Engineering, and Business Services.

Ireland’s ICT sector is world-renowned and continues to flourish. Nine of the world’s top 10 ICT companies are located here and the IDA supports over 200 firms. The industry employs over 37,000 people and generates €35 billion in exports annually.

Ireland has become the global technology hub of choice when it comes to attracting the strategic business activities of ICT companies. This has earned Ireland the reputation for being the heart of ICT in Europe. The exciting commercial and creative mix on offer, together with a business-friendly environment and speed to market are key motivating factors. High quality technical talent is readily available throughout Ireland. The high quality of life available in Ireland, coupled with a thriving ICT sector also attracts talent from around the world.

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About Niamh Breslin (

Niamh qualified with a degree in Computational Linguistics before working with Lionbridge Technologies. She has over 9 years experience working with tech multinationals through her role in IDA Ireland, and most recently has been focused on helping European high growth startups scale internationally. Niamh has helped over 30 of these companies with their international planning, location research and initial setups in Ireland.

An active member of the startup community in Europe, Niamh has mentored in a number of incubators and at events, including the world’s first tech accelerator for innovative eye related products, EyeFocus Accelerator in Berlin. She has a strong focus on business development, marketing and community building.