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RESTAURANT chain Nando's has chalked up 100 new jobs in Dublin.

The two new restaurants will open in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley on November 14 and 21.

Nando's has been operating in Ireland since 2008, when the first restaurant was opened in Belfast's Victoria Square.

Since then, the international peri-peri chicken restaurant has grown the number of Irish restaurants to nine with the opening of Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley next month.

And Nando's workforce in Ireland now exceeds 380 people, underlining Nando's previous commitment to growing its business in Ireland, while supporting local employment and the local communities it serves.

Alan Snyman, managing director of Nando's Ireland said there were plans to expand further in Ireland.

"Finding the right site is never easy, but after exploring a number of different locations, we decided on Liffey Valley and Blanchardstown, both vibrant, busy locations with excellent footfall," he said. "The addition of 100 new full and part-time jobs demonstrates our commitment to Ireland and represents good news for Nando's and the local communities we serve.

"We've been really impressed by the standard of the applicants in Ireland, and almost all of the roles are now filled. Having a strong, enthusiastic team in Ireland ensures that customers will have the best Nando's experience possible, which has been central to our success here."