Northern Ireland’s tech sector set to grow, so it does

Northern Ireland is not most people’s idea of the next IT hub about to shine and flourish, but some of the region’s tech roots run deep... and there are new shoots of Shamrock-green development too - the road to Silicon Causeway beckons.

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Think of Northern Ireland (NI) and you probably think of the Giant’s Causeway, George Best, Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and Van Morrison. You might also think about the Belfast shipyards that built the Titanic, Bushmills whiskey, house murals, Stormont and perhaps Carrickfergus castle too.

Ask anyone if they identify Northern Ireland as a growing European technology hub and you might get a few blank stares.

However, this might just be an uninformed reaction. Northern Ireland has had a history of tech investment spanning almost half a century and some of the developments happening in the region since the turn of the millennium point to continue further development.

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