The Government has launched a new Action Plan for Jobs in the Dublin region, aimed at delivering 10-15% employment growth in the capital over the coming years.

The plan is the final of eight regional jobs plans published over recent months, as part of a new €250m regional jobs strategy. 

If fully successful, it would create 66,000 new jobs in the Dublin region in the years ahead.

Key sectors targeted as part of the plan include areas like technology, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, tourism and retail  as well as "smart cities" and the creative industries. 

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said that Dublin as the capital city is a real driver of economic growth for Ireland and getting the jobs market right in Dublin is crucial to our overall economic health as a country.

"The city suffered badly during the crash, with 90,000 jobs lost, but we have made up major ground since we launched our Action Plan for Jobs, with 64,000 extra jobs created and around half of that growth coming in the exporting companies," Richard Bruton added.