Multinational management consultant firm Accenture is to create 100 new technology jobs in Ireland.

The positions are aimed at both graduates and those with industry experience and will be based around the country.

These jobs are on top of an earlier four-year programme to recruit 100 staff announced in November at a research and innovation centre it was establishing.

The company already employs more than 1,300 people in Ireland.

Accenture, which other businesses look to for management, technology services and outsourcing, has a global workforce of more than 240,000.

Its international client list includes a majority of Fortune 500 companies, and in Ireland it works with Microsoft, Kerry Group and the Revenue Commissioners among others.

Recently, Accenture moved its corporate headquarters to Ireland from Bermuda.

The company will also try to facilitate those working for it abroad to return home.

It is also looking at drawing from a partnership it is involved with to assist those who are long-term unemployed gain IT skills.