Nando's has announced plans to open two new restaurants in Dublin city centre, creating 65 jobs.

Nando's, which specialises in chicken dishes, already employs 150 people in five restaurants in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

It now plans to open its first Dublin city centre restaurant in Mary Street on 7 September.

It then plans to open what it calls its 'flagship' restaurant in St Andrew Street in Dublin.

'We have been on the search for two Dublin city centre locations to add to our family of restaurants for some time and are delighted to have secured two prime locations,' said Nando's Irish Regional Managing Director Alan Snyman.