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Hundreds of jobs to be created at tech company and laundry business

Several hundred jobs are being created at one of the country's fastest growing tech companies and a laundry business.

Some 250 staff are to be taken on by eShopWorld over the next three years as it officially opened its global headquarters at the Airside Business Park in Swords, Dublin.

The company is investing 25 million euro on new recruits, software development and R&D taking its workforce to almost 400 by 2019.

With offices in Dublin, Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands, eShopWorld provides e-commerce solutions to clothing and sportswear brands.

Chief executive Tommy Kelly said: "We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands.

"Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long term sustainable relationships with brand loyal customers."

Education Minister Richard Bruton attended the announcement.

" Here is an innovative Irish company, established six years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over 200 million euro," he said.

Meanwhile, a linen supply and laundry firm is to hire another 100 staff at a new facility it opened in the middle of last year.

Kings Laundry, which began life in Dublin 17 years ago, runs a major operation on a three-acre site at Little Island in Co Cork and is pressing ahead with expanding staff numbers ahead of schedule.

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