A healthcare company has announced 100 new jobs for Bray, Co Wicklow.

Nypro Healthcare is to further expand its facility in the town by opening a new medical device development centre.

The company manufactures inhalation and injectable drug delivery devices.

Today's announcement will bring Nypro Healthcare's total Irish workforce to 460.

The expansion is supported by the Government, through IDA Ireland.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton announced the jobs this morning.

Mr Kenny said: "Ireland's reputation as a leading location for business and investment in the life sciences sector is further boosted by this announcement of 100 new highly-skilled jobs at Nypro's Bray facility.

“Maintaining Ireland as an attractive location for investment is a priority for Government and is recognised by long established companies such as Nypro who have had a presence here since 1980.

“I'm delighted that today's announcement deepens the long standing relationship between Nypro and Ireland."