Online insurance provider Chill.ie is to create 100 jobs over the next three years at its south Dublin base.

The jobs will be created as the company plans to grow online sales of a range of insurance products.

Chill Insurance was launched as the internet arm of insurance broker Power Lynch and Associates, a 40-year-old business.

The company is anticipating an increase in online business. Chill.ie expects the volume of internet business to double over the next year alone as customers shop online for cheaper insurance deals.

The company says it will hire 100 staff over the next three years in line with that expansion.

Recruitment will begin immediately for a mixture of insurance, technology and back office roles to cope with an increased volume of business and higher traffic through the company's website and its call centre in Blackrock.

The company currently employs 60 staff but this is expected to grow to 160 by 2014 selling a range of insurance from home and motor to life and travel insurance.