AN internet security firm is to create 150 jobs at a new technical support centre in Cork.
The investment by US company FireEye, which is supported by the IDA, will see the bulk of the jobs go to software graduates.
Recruitment will begin immediately and Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton said he hoped the firm would create more jobs in the future.
The FireEye investment was won by the IDA despite intense competition for the firm's EU technical support centre from other countries.
The new Irish centre will support the global expansion of FireEye which offers security protection against next-generation IT threats.
FireEye is based in Milpitas in California and ranks as one of the world's fastest growing IT firms.