How about the government setting up some kind of community IT training courses and workshops in the local area that would be accessable to all, and within walkiing distance of those residents beside the development area?
They could be trained to get the 'European driver licence' for basic computing skills. This would go some way toward helping meet the 'skills shortage', would lend social equity (i.e. give the locals a shot at the 'Celtic Tiger') and would be sustainable - in that it could help make it common again for employees to walk or cycle to work.
If the goverment did this it could have the locals basicly trained by the time the companies come on stream.
It would make the scheme more viable and less likely that the 'locals' will be 'forced (priced) out' and the area being temporarily 'yuppyfied/gentrified'.
Finally, community involvement should make it less likely for there being objections (to building heights - 'we can't get jobs there!' etc.etc.)