TWO American technology firms say they will create nearly 100 jobs here in the latest round of hi-tech investment in Ireland.
ACI Worldwide, which supplies software to the payments industry, will take on about 60 staff in Limerick, while Marin Software will hire 35 staff at its new international headquarters in Dublin.
Recruitment for the ACI jobs is already under way and details of the positions can be found on www.aciworldwide.com.
Most of the positions are in software engineering.
Announcing the ACI jobs, Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton said the announcement was a major one for the Limerick region.
ACI's executive vice president Tony Scotto said the expansion in Limerick was based on the success of the company's Irish business so far.
Marin Software, meanwhile, will set up shop in Dublin for the first time, taking on 35 staff over the next three years.
The Dublin office of the ad management business will be responsible for international finance, office administration, global customer and technical support and also intends to expand to sales and IT.
Mr Bruton said the move was a "further boost" to the ICT sector in Dublin.
Marin chief executive Chris Lien said the clustering of software firms in Dublin helped convince him to set up shop here. Both investments are being supported by the IDA.