Jobs boost at technology company
A technology company is creating 72 jobs in the west of Ireland, it has announced.
Avaya, a business communications technology company, said the roles will be highly skilled and based at its customer engagement centre in Galway.
The firm already employs more than 400 people at its operation in the city.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the announcement was great news for Galway.
"Supporting sectors where highly skilled jobs can be created is one of our priorities and Avaya's expansion of its research and development facility is very welcome in that regard," he added.
Positions include research and development, engineering, finance, IT, and administrative support roles.
Separately, almost 100 jobs are to be axed at a fruit and vegetable supplier in north Co Dublin which will more than halve its workforce.
Donnelly's, based in St Margarets, said a change in an outsourcing deal with one of its main customers was to blame for the 98 redundancies.
The lay-offs are expected next April. The company currently employs 170 people.