Online ticketing marketplace Viagogo is to double its workforce in Limerick, with the creation of 100 new jobs.

The new positions will come on stream over the next three years. 

The announcement was made at the opening of the company's new operations centre in the city.

The firm has transformed part of the former Flextronics building in the Kilmurry Business Centre, close to the University of Limerick, into its new 14,000sqft home. 

Viagogo currently employs or is looking to recruit staff in areas including international customer services, sales, software development, finance and operations. 

Viagogo's Global Head of Communications, Oliver Wheeler, said the company had been overwhelmed by the level of local talent and the support it has received from organisations like the IDA, since it opened in a temporary location last year.

Viagogo operates a network of 55 websites servicing customers in over 160 countries, who use its services to buy and sell tickets to live events, including sporting fixtures, music concerts and theatre shows.

Meanwhile law firm William Fry says it plays to hire 50 new staff during the year.

The company said this was in addition to the 54 people hired in recent months, which brought its total Irish workforce to 420.

William Fry, which also has offices in London, New York and Silicon Valley, provides services in a number of areas including corporate law, financial services and real estate.