Independent postal services company CityPOST has announced the creation of 180 new jobs over the next 18 months.

The jobs will be based primarily at its headquarters in Ballymount in Dublin, but also at its 32 regional handling centres nationwide.

The new jobs will be mainly mail sorting, delivery and collection, operations and administration roles.

The group currently employs 188 staff in Ireland.

The announcement by the company to effectively double its workforce in 18 months comes following recent expansion and a number of high profile contract wins in the last six months.