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Jobs boost as Paddy Power takes on 500 more

BETTING company Paddy Power has given the country a massive boost with 500 new jobs in Dublin.

The group said the new positions would be created over the next three years.

Most will be at its online international business in Tallaght, and the positions are for technicians, quantitative researchers and in marketing and risk management.

The remainder will be in Paddy Power shops.

The firm said that it was on track to employ more than 2,000 staff here and an additional 1,440 globally when its expansion is complete.


The company is also creating 810 jobs in Britain, and 130 jobs in Australia as its international business grows.

The company has upgraded its earnings forecast for the financial year.

In an interim statement it said that growth prospects are strong for its online business and its retail, online and telephone businesses serving Irish customers, which makes up about a third of group operating profit, have performed in line with expectations.