Google has announced the creation of 200 jobs in Dublin at a new operations centre.

The company already employs 1,500 people in Barrow Street, Dublin 4, and the new centre will be based in Eastpoint Business Park.

The centre will focus on the company's location-based products, such as Google Local and Google Maps, and plans to be up and running this year.

The company said recruiting has already started for entry-level graduates with one or two years' experience and 'strong' IT skills.

'Dublin is rapidly becoming the multilingual internet capital of Europe and Google is proud to be leading the charge on this and further increasing our presence here,' David Martin, the company's director of Geo Operations in Europe, said.