Following on from recent announcements that Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen and its tax yield increased over the last three months, there was further positivity as 500 new jobs were created across three companies.
Ryanair has announced that it will generate up to 200 IT jobs in Dublin, specifically in the areas of technology, software development and digital marketing.
A further 200 were announced in the pharmaceutical sector as Alexion is to create 200 jobs in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin as part of an expansion of its Irish operations which will also include a €75m investment in a new global supply chain facility.
Finally, Pepper Asset Servicing also announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Dublin and Shannon. The company is looking to recruit financial services specialists and graduates.