Over 100 new jobs announced in technology companies in Galway and Dublin
Some 110 jobs are being created in two separate expansions, it has been revealed.
Cloud computing company SourceDogg.com is to take on 80 workers in Galway, while Datalogic ADC, part of a world-leading firm involved in data collection, is taking on 30 staff.
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the announcements.
"If we are to reach the levels of employment and economic growth which we are determined to achieve, we must create a powerful engine of indigenous enterprise," he said.
"Crucial in this will be exporting companies, and in particular hi-tech, engineering-driven companies, and the Government's Action Plan for Jobs spells out a range of measures we will take to support these companies as they expand and create jobs."
The 80 hi-tech jobs at SourceDogg are in engineering, IT support and professional services.
Datalogic ADC, a division of the Datalogic Group, is to open a new headquarters for its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, offering shared services and customer management.
It will offer work to accountants, accounts payable/receivables, order management and inside sales personnel.
Elsewhere, Western Union is to create 35 jobs at its European office in Clonskeagh, south Dublin, taking the workforce to almost 100.
Lucinda Creighton, minister for European affairs, said: "The Taoiseach has said that he wants to make Ireland the best small country in the world to do business in and this goal is fully supported by me and all my colleagues in Government.
"I believe that the decision of a major global corporation such as Western Union to locate an additional 35 jobs in Clonskeagh is a clear indication of the success this Government has had so far in rehabilitating Ireland's international reputation after the difficulties of recent years."
Tim Keane, Western Union managing director, Ireland, said: "Western Union hopes to be in Clonskeagh for many years to come and aims to contribute to Ireland's economic recovery and future success in whatever way it can."