Company expansions to create 140 jobs
Some 140 jobs are to be created as two companies expand their operations in Limerick and Castlebar.
WP Engine, a technology firm specialising in website design, is opening its new tech support and innovation centre in Limerick where 100 staff will be hired over the next three years.
The company is a major player in delivering managed services for premium websites built on WordPress with more than 350,000 digital brands using their service in 136 countries.
In the second announcement, Fort Wayne Metals, a world leading manufacturer of components for medical devices, is to invest 10 million euro (£8.7 million) at its Co Mayo base.
The company plans to add 20,000 square feet of production floor space in the next year in Castlebar and take on 40 new staff over five years.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was a significant announcement for his home town.
"It is a real success story, having started with a small number of employees, and have since increased their employee numbers over tenfold to 80 employees at present," he said.
"These companies are a key strength to the western region and the IDA has played an important role in bringing this investment to fruition."