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Slough-based IRIS Software Group acquires Irish payroll services provider

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The Slough-based IRIS Software Group has acquired Paycheck Plus. Founded in 2005, the Drogheda based business has grown into Ireland’s premier payroll services provider, with clients in Ireland, the UK, across Europe, and in the USA.

David Lockie, Chief Operating Officer at IRIS said: “Paycheck Plus joining the IRIS group adds further scale and growth to the IRIS managed payroll offerings in Ireland. As the premier payroll provider in Ireland, Paycheck Plus has an unrivalled market reputation, and its significant achievements in the last 17 years reinforces a strong synergy between our cultures.”

Anne Reilly, CEO and founder of Paycheck Plus,  added: “Since 2005, our mission has been to help our clients be their best by ensuring their payroll function is outstanding. I am incredibly proud to lead Paycheck Plus into its next stage of growth and I know IRIS is an incredibly safe pair of hands for both our customers and colleagues.”

All staff will join IRIS’ existing employee roster.

David Lockie added: “Bringing Paycheck Plus into the IRIS family enables us to expand our Irish footprint further and provide our customers with a highly credible route into the EU. Combining our decades of experience, our global payroll and HR solutions will enable businesses to continue their EU operations with minimal disruption.

“Our goal is to support our customers to work productively and remain compliant. We are delighted to bring Paycheck Plus onboard and will continue to support its growth and invest in its people to benefit both existing and new customers. Over the coming years, we will continue to look for further opportunities to build scale in the managed payroll sector as part of our long-term ‘build, buy, partner’ strategy.”

Anne Reilly added: “With IRIS’ resources and working with the brilliant IRIS team, who are as dedicated to delivering outstanding payroll as we are, we will be able to take our services to the next level. I look forward to supporting Bróna Grogan as Seamus Reilly and I step down and she takes over the reins at Paycheck Plus. We are excited at the prospect of seeing Paycheck Plus flourish further within the IRIS family.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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