250 new jobs at technology firm

Infosys will fill the positions in Dublin over the next three years

250 new jobs have been announced in Ireland by American firm Infosys.

The Indian company is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services.

The positions will be created over the next three years.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Richard Bruton TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation made the announcement earlier.

The new staff will work in developing new technologies and supporting innovation in global financial institutions.

The expansion will see Infosys create up to 95 roles at its first dedicated product-centric research and development centre outside India, and a further 155 roles at a second Irish site where IT staff will be based.

More than 250 people already work for Infosys in Ireland.

Martin Shanahn, CEO of IDA Ireland said: "Attracting Asian companies is a key part of IDA Ireland’s strategy. Infosys’ investment shows that Ireland has a lot to offer Indian and other Asian companies."