Facebook is to hire an additional 1,000 people in Ireland over the course of 2019. The extra roles will be created across 60 teams, including the social media giants’ engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams. The roles will based on its Ballsbridge campus which was previously home to AIB. The expansion will bring the total number of people employed across its centres in Cork, Dublin and Meath to 5,000. The announcement was made in Dublin today by the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, while she attended Facebook’s Gather event in Croke Park. More than 500 small and medium businesses from Ireland and across the EMEA region attended the event.