Just over 200 seasonal jobs have been created by HMV across its network of stores in Ireland to support the build-up to the busy Christmas holiday period.

The fixed-term positions will be based across 16 stores around the country, including HMV's flagship in Dublin's Grafton Street, Patrick Street in Cork, the Crescent Centre in Limerick and Johnston Court in Sligo.

Many of the new recruits have already started or are about to begin in their new roles.

However, some positions remain to be finalised, and any interested applicants should check the HMV website or visit their local store.

The company said the positions will generally run until January 2013, and may in some cases lead to longer-term employment where any permanent positions become available.