Two new companies bring 39 jobs to Ireland on back of government initiative
A total of 39 new employment opportuntities will be created in Dublin and Meath due to the success of an IDA-backed programme.
Eyefinity Europe offers tech support and solutions for the optical industry and is relocating its EMEA headquarters from Paris to Dublin.
The recruitment for 20 positions - in general management, finance, administration, software engineering, and industrial design - will begin in January 2015.
The company is establishing a software development operation and innovation and design entity at their base in the DCU innovation campus, Glasnevin, Dublin.
A further19 jobs will be created at plastics processing firm Clearplas.
The company is set to open its first plastic separation, sorting and cleaning facility in Ireland.
This will be located in the Gaeltacht area of Baile Ghib (Gibbstown) near Navan, Meath.
Recruitment will begin immediately to fill the technical and administrative positions that will become available in the coming year.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the jobs announcement which were created through a ConnectIreland intitiave Succeed in Ireland.
"The value we place on every job created is why ConnectIreland's success to date is to be celebrated," he said.
"It is a great credit to the diaspora and connectors worldwide that 1,000 new jobs have been brought to Ireland since its launch."
ConnectIreland aims to mobilise the people of Ireland to play their part in creating employment opportunities at home "simply by striking up a conversation and asking companies to consider Ireland." 'Connectors' can earn a reward of up to €1,500 per job created.
“The success of a programme like ConnectIreland would not be possible without the invaluable support of the Irish public," Michael McLoughlin, CEO of ConnectIreland said.
"The creation of these planned 1,000 jobs in the coming 3-5 years is all thanks to the connections made by Irish men and women at home and abroad."