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100 new jobs in HP plant expansion

Computer giant HP is creating 100 jobs as part of an expansion of its plant in Galway, it has announced.

The new positions will be at a state-of-the-art facility being built at the company's research and development operation in Ballybrit.

HP said the roles will be hi-tech and involved in developing its "cloud" computing products and services.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, during a visit to the company's global headquarters in Palo Alto in California, said the investment was a significant boost for Ireland's IT sector.

"HP has consistently invested in and believed in Ireland over the past 40 years," he said.

"Today, the company is one of Ireland's most valued investors and one of our foremost creators of highly skilled R&D jobs."

The expansion has been backed by the taxpayer through the State investment agency IDA Ireland.

The new recruits will help HP customers with cloud computing issues as well as developing new codes, fixing bugs and carrying out reviews of the services.

HP opened its Global Centre of Software Engineering Excellence in Belfast in 2012 and also has a plant in Leixlip, Co Kildare.

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