A company that manufactures tyre pressure gauges for the car industry is to create 241 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next three years.

Schrader Electronics Limited already employs 1,000 people in Northern Ireland.

The new jobs will be in Carrickfergus and Antrim.

The announcement follows confirmation yesterday that EY, formerly Ernst and Young, is to create 486 consultancy and accountancy jobs in Belfast over the next four years.