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Dell announces 150 new technology jobs

Computer giant Dell has created 150 high-end jobs in the mid-west and Dublin.

The cloud computing job announcement was made as Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets executives from the company.

Dell is already one of the country's major employers with 2,300 employees - 1,000 work in service and support in Limerick and 1,300 work in Cherrywood, Co Dublin in direct sales and telephone-support operations.

Two years ago Dell cut 1,900 jobs in its Limerick plant, as its production unit was moved to Poland, leaving 1,000 non-manufacturing jobs behind.

Business lobby group IBEC welcomed the latest jobs move adding that nine out of 10 top global technology firms now have a presence in Ireland.

“Ireland remains a prime location for technology investment with 1,900 jobs announced in 2011 alone,” said Paul Sweetman, IBEC’s ICT Ireland director.

Cloud computing is the storage of information on the internet – ruling out the need for large servers or databases at a company.