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105 jobs to be created in Galway

Computer giant HP is to create 105 technical jobs at its plant in Galway.

The company described the new posts as highly skilled in the areas of enterprise data architecture, application development, software engineering and testing.

Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe said the taxpayer-supported investment at the Ballybrit campus was a significant boost for research and development in Ireland.

"HP has chosen Galway for these highly strategic and knowledge-based roles in a move that reinforces our global reputation for high-end research and development activity," he said.

"The investment shows that we can compete for highly skilled jobs in the information technology sector as we forge ahead with efforts to make Ireland Europe's innovation hub."

Martin Murphy, managing director of HP in Ireland, said the investment was a mark of the company's esteem for the skills and capability of the Irish workforce.

"HP's strategic intent is to continue the shift towards research and development, including working with institutions such as Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at Limerick University," Mr Murphy said.

"We have a proud tradition of delivery in this regard across hardware, software and services in Ireland."

HP is one of the largest multinational companies in Ireland, employing 4,000 people at offices in Leixlip, Dublin, Galway and Belfast.

The company's European Software Centre in Ballybrit carries out software and services research and development, software publishing services and software management and ebusiness services.

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