A Google search will be launched in Ireland on January 12, 2021, to help the search giant compete with rival search engines such as Shazam and Bing.
Shazam will be available on January 13, while Bing will launch in the country on January 19.
Google said it will “develop new tools for the online search industry” as part of its efforts to ensure its search engine is as comprehensive as possible.
The search giant has previously said it would invest $20bn in search technology in 2021 to boost its business, and has recently ramped up investments in search advertising.
Shahin, the chief executive of Shazams parent company, Shazab, said it was a “historic day” for Irish consumers.
“I am very pleased to see that the Government has taken such a proactive decision to support Google, Shaziab and Shazames search engine.
We will be working with our partners and partners across the Irish Internet and with our other Irish partners to ensure Shazas future success,” he said.
“Shazams goal is to be Ireland’s search engine of choice, and I can’t wait to start working with my team to see Shazs future grow and thrive.”
Shazamed has already signed deals with Apple and Yahoo to provide mobile search in Ireland.
Google said the search engine would work alongside Shazamed’s existing search business, which includes Bing, but that it would operate its own ad-supported search business.
“We’re looking forward to working with Shazums partners to bring more users to ShazAMS search engine and make Shazame a truly great search engine in Ireland,” Mr Shahin said.
Google is one of the world’s largest search engines with about 10.5bn searches per day.