Foreign firms create 380 Irish jobs
Some 380 new jobs have been announced by German and Swedish companies with operations in Galway, Athlone and Dublin.
IT company SAP is creating 60 R&D roles and 200 technology support roles at its Citywest campus and in its business suite and cloud support teams.
Telecoms and tech company Ericsson will take on 120 staff at sites in Dublin and Athlone, including highly skilled roles ranging from software developers to programme managers and consultants.
The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Elsewhere, a third jobs announcement sees another 100 roles created in the IT field.
Wipro, a global tech, consulting and outsourcing company which provides services to banks and finance companies in Ireland and the UK, is to increase its workforce in Shannon by 50% over the next year.