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IRIS Software acquires Paycheck Plus - Ireland’s top payroll services provider

By Steve Charnock
4 May 2022

The Slough-based IRIS Software Group, one of the UK's largest software firms, has made a significant acquisition buying up the Irish payroll company Paycheck Plus.

With clients across Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA, Paycheck having quickly become more than just Ireland’s premier payroll services provider. With their extensive range of payroll outsourcing services, the company were an attractive proposition to IRIS.

Anne Reilly, CEO and founder of Drogheda-based Paycheck Plus said this about the acquisition: “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.”

“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 steps 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.”

Paycheck Plus CEO and founder Anne Reilly

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David Lockie is the Chief Operating Officer at IRIS. He's also positive about the move, saying: “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.”

“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.”

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