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Hundreds of new jobs pledged for Dublin and Waterford

Hundreds of new jobs have been promised for Dublin and Waterford as dozens face lay-offs in rural Galway, it has been announced.

In a series of expansions, nine US and European firms have vowed to take on more staff in software engineering, finance, sales, technology, customer support, operations and marketing in the capital and the south-east.

Endura Technologies, a microelectronics company, said it will add 40 engineers to its Irish operations by the end of 2018.

MacStadium, which offers services for Apple computer users, has promised to create 35 IT jobs over the coming three years with opening of its international headquarters in Dublin.

Smartfrog, a technology start-up, is taking on 35 employees at its Dublin Office.

Cloudbeds, a software company, has also announced plans for around 20 new jobs over the next two years at their Dublin office.

Colorado-based company Energenetics said it is opening its European and Middle East headquarters in the capital.

It intends to hire 20 people to staff the offices at the IFSC.

Recruitment has started for a further 20 jobs at another new office being opened in Dublin by Telnyx, a telecoms firm headquartered in Chicago.

Compar AG in Waterford, Paragon 28 and TPGS in Dublin have also announced they are each taking on 15 staff.

Meanwhile, HID Global, which makes identity card technology, confirmed it was seeking up to 55 voluntary redundancies at its plant in the Galway gaeltacht.

A spokesman said: "HID Global continues to be committed to its presence in Ireland.

"The Galway site will continue to be an innovator in the development of secure e-documents and HID Global will continue to invest in this area."

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