Two companies are to create 140 jobs over the next five years in the areas of technology and medicine.
Software firm WP Engine has opened a new support and innovation centre in Limerick, which will lead to the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years.
WP Engine powers digital experiences for websites hosted on WordPress. Since launching its London office last year, its customer base has more than doubled.
The new Limerick base will help support the firm in dealing with surging demand. The firm boasts Soundcloud, UnderArmour and AMD among its clients.
Fort Wayne Metals Ireland
Meanwhile, Fort Wayne Metals Ireland is to expand its production operations in Castlebar, Co Mayo, with an investment of €10m that will result in the creation of 40 jobs over the next five years.
The investment will see the medical material manufacturer add 20,000 sq ft of production space.
Fort Wayne Metals makes materials used in guidewires, stents, embolic filters, and pacemaker leads. The firm now employs 80 staff.
Source; Irish Independent