Ireland creating 1,200 jobs a week: Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said there were currently 1,200 jobs being created every week in the private sector.
The Fine Gael leader's comments came as he announced 30 new jobs in the Dublin office of tech firm Trilogy Technology.
"This is very important for confidence, very important for sending out signals for how Ireland is going in the right direction," he said.
Mr Kenny said he hoped there would be a "substantial amount" of jobs in the country by the end of the year.
He also pointed to the recent ERSI report, which he said confirmed there was "growing levels of confidence" in the country.
"We hope to have a substantial amount of jobs by the end of this year and that is all part of fulfilling a mandate of sorting out our public finances and getting our people back to work," he added.
Trilogy Technology managing director Edel Creely said the firm was able to expand its Dublin operation and establish a UK office due to a growing demand for technology services.
"This expansion and acquisition will play a strategic role in the firm's on-going development as we continue to grow," Ms Creely added.