More than 400 jobs are to be generated in 24 start-up companies which are being supported by Enterprise Ireland.

The companies, which are located nationwide, are committed to providing the jobs over the next three years.

As part of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Ups programme, 445 jobs are to be created over the next two to three years.

The companies recruiting are involved in clean technology, life sciences, financial services as well as information and communications technology.

Almost 200 jobs will be created in Dublin; the remainder will be located in Clare, Wicklow, Waterford, Offaly, Cork and Kildare.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, has said the establishment and growth of these new companies could provide the basis for Ireland’s economic recovery. 


200 jobs are to be created at the online payments company, PayPal, in Dublin.

The jobs are in customer service and operations at the company’s European centre at its Blanchardstown centre.

PayPal, which set up in Ireland in 2003, currently employs more than 1,350 in Blanchardstown.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton said Paypal is a world class company and has shown in west Dublin that Ireland still has competitive strengths, including skills in technology and languages.

Those are the skills that will rebuild the economy, he said, and it was a very important vote of confidence in Ireland.

Earlier this year, PayPal announced plans for 150 new jobs in its rapidly-growing European business.

Source RTE News