Hundreds of new jobs are on the way after announcements from three major tech firms. At least 180 jobs have been created, with Facebook promising hundreds as well.
Overnight the Taoiseach confirmed Facebook intends to create hundreds of new jobs at its HQ in Dublin. He announced it after meeting Mark Zuckerberg on a trade mission to the US.
Today two other tech firms announced jobs here.
Tánaiste and Business Minister Frances Fitzgerald saying it's a vote of confidence in the country, but admits she is "not complacent" and must "continue to be competitive".
Microchip manufacturer Xilinx are to hire 100 people - mainly engineering staff. The roles will be split between their Dublin and Cork bases.
The chips they manufacture feature in many artificial intelligence technologies, which Senior Vice President Kevin Cooney says are "all key ingredients to how the next phase of technology is going to impact on how we all live".
Cloud Computing company Twilio is also expanding their European base in Dublin with 80 new employees, bringing the workforce to 100.