Over 500 jobs are to be created a part of the first phase of projects to make buildings and street lights more energy efficient. It is part of a new financing scheme supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and spans across public and private companies.
€55 million will be spent in this phase which will see a number of projects including the upgrading of street lights in Dublin, Mayo and Kerry.
Around €7 million will be saved in energy costs as a result of these projects.
Seperatly, 25 new jobs are to be created by a Dublin-based renewable energy investment company. Solar 21 invests in photovoltaic solar farms across Europe. It already employs 21 people in Ireland and has offices in Germany and Italy.
The group says its growth is as a result of strong demand from investors in the Irish market. Recruitment for the positions will take place over 18 months this year and next.
The company, which started here in Ireland 4 years ago, has established a head office in Rathcoole on the south side of the city. The new roles will be based throughout the country.
Michael Bradley of Solar 21 says "We are essentially looking for men and women with business acumen and experience to become part of our Irish-based expansion."
Over 400 positions for Antrim
Meanwhile, a Japanese global healthcare company is creating 416 jobs in Co. Antrim. Terumo BCT manufactures products used in the treatment and transfusion of blood at its plant in Larne.
It will expand into research and development there for the first time.
While low-cost carrier Ryanair is planning to create an additional 3,000 jobs. It is spending more than €11.67 billion on new planes.
The jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers will be based at hubs across Europe.
The order has been finalised at the Paris Air Show today and includes 175 of Boeing's new 737-800 aircraft.
The deal was originally announced in March and is Boeing’s largest-ever firm aircraft order from a European airline and the largest industrial order in the history of the Irish State. Ryanair is also to create 3,000 jobs across EuropeThe deal is worth €11.64 billion at current list prices