Three Irish food companies are set to create 134 jobs over the next three years, while a Dublin call centre is to add 50 permanent positions.
Swift Fine Foods, a producer of chilled and frozen ready meals, is to create 53 jobs in Castleblayney in Co Monaghan.
Green Farm Foods, a producer of cooked meat products based in Rathowen in Co Westmeath, will create 30 jobs as part of a €2.8m investment.
O'Brien Fine Foods, in Timahoe in Co Kildare, will create 51 jobs as part of a €3m investment plan.
The almost €9m investment programmes are supported by Enterprise Ireland.
Meanwhile, a Dublin call centre for video games systems has said it will add 50 permanent and 200 seasonal employees to its Irish workforce.
Stream Global Services will offer the jobs in Swords and Santry.