Twenty new jobs are to be created in a €3m expansion at Condron Concrete Works in Tullamore, Co Offaly, while a new department store is to create up to 15 jobs in Co Longford.

The Offaly investment will finance the development of a plastic pipe making facility at the family-owned company.

The company, which already employs over 50 people, is expected to start recruiting immediately for the new positions.

In Co Longford, Shaws Department Store is to create up to15 full and part-time jobs with the opening of a new store.

The store is expected to open on 24 October, taking the place of an old Centra store that closed overnight earlier this year.

It will be Shaws' 17th retail store in Ireland.