Longford Green Isle Foods has announced that the company will be creating an additional 115 jobs over the next five years as part of a €30m investment in its operations in Ireland.

The investment programme, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, was approved by Cabinet this morning.

As a result of this investment, an additional 50 jobs will be created at the company's pizza production facility in Longford and an additional 65 jobs in its pastry production plant in Portumna, Co Galway.

This investment also secures the jobs of the 700 people currently employed by Green Isle.

Green Isle Foods is part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, which has a total turnover of €3.7bn with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide.

Speaking at Green Isle Food's Longford facility, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said "food is a sector where Irish companies have built strengths and grown export markets over many years".

He added: "In the past three years we have seen major progress in employment across the country and I am confident that, if we continue implementing our plan, we can see sustained jobs growth in the coming years."