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120 jobs at new YapStone HQ

UP to 120 new jobs are to come online at American technology company YapStone International as it opens its new headquarters in Drogheda.

The company said that it would be looking for staff in customer support, research and development, software engineering, finance and accounting in Louth.

The new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters will focus on facilitating rental payments.

YapStone is considered the market leader in online payments.

It provides web and mobile-based payment solutions for landlords involved in holiday rentals, apartments, commercial real estate, self-storage and non-profits companies in the US.

YapStone, which was set up in 1999, is currently based in San Francisco.

The major IDA-backed investment was secured during a trade mission to the US led by jobs minister Richard Bruton (above).

The jobs boost was announced during a week-long government trade trip to Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

"YapStone is a market leader and its decision to locate in Ireland for the first time in Drogheda is great news for the north-east and for the country," Mr Bruton said.