• US software company Diligent is planning to establish a European hub in Galway, and has selected Bonham Quay as the location for its new offices.

    Since announcing its intention last November to create more 200 jobs in the city, the New York-headquartered company has so far recruited more than 100 employees in Galway in the areas of customer support, customer success, product development, human resources and marketing, according to the Irish Times.

    The company is expected to move its Irish-based workforce into Bonham Quay by early 2022.

    The new development overlooking the quays in Galway city is being constructed by Edward Capital, and will comprise 349,000 square foot of offices across four buildings, as well as 21,000 square foot of retail and restaurant space, and new landscaped public space.

    Founded in 1994, Diligent provides a cloud-based subscription service that is used by more than 19,000 organisations in more than 90 countries. The company’s software platform helps its clients manage governance-related issues more effectively.

    Its customer base includes more than 50% of the companies in the Fortune 1,000.