FOUR companies are establishing bases in Cork and Dublin, creating 83 jobs.
The announcement was made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton at the third Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle.
The jobs were created when companies were encouraged to set up in Ireland by members of the Diaspora.
US company Sound & Sea Technologies, which provides a range of ocean and marine engineering services, will bring 55 jobs to two new companies based in Ringaskiddy, Cork. While Boston theatre group Improv Asylum will establish a corporate training body IA Innovation in Dublin, creating 12 jobs over the next three years.
Up to 10 jobs will be created in the capital by technology consulting firm Strategic Marketing Innovations over the next year as it expands its US operation to Ireland. And the US-based Bayne Law group will create six jobs in Cork through its affiliate, Bayne International Limited.
The companies were encouraged to move here by Connect Ireland, which was set up to attract foreign investment through the efforts of the Diaspora. Anyone who helps bring jobs here will be paid by the Government.