Ballymaguire Foods to create 100 jobs at Dublin factory
One hundred jobs are being created at a food plant in north Dublin, it has been announced.
Ballymaguire Foods said the expansion at its Lusk operation will also be worth 4 million euro a year to the Irish economy.
The firm is the largest producer of chilled ready meals to retailers in Ireland and already employs 150 people.
The new roles will be based at a "state of the art" 70,000 square foot factory designed to boost the company's sales to the UK.
Ed Spelman, managing director, said the investment will be good news for food suppliers in the country.
"Our Irish suppliers will also benefit in the future as all ingredients, where possible, are sourced on the island of Ireland," he said.
"We pride ourselves in supporting the local economy and where possible, local farmers and producers."
The company said it is seeking to fill graduate positions for sales and marketing, food science and technicians, research and development and new product development.
It is also looking for chefs and general operatives.
A further 100 construction jobs will be created during the nine months it will take to build the new food plant, the firm said.