IDA Ireland says it plans to increase foreign direct investment in Ireland by over 40% over the next five years, creating 80,000 new jobs. 

The plan, called "Winning: Foreign Direct Investment", outlines the organisation's strategy for the period 2015 to 2019.

It says there will be a continued focus on technology, media and content, bio-pharmaceuticals, medial devices and financial services. 

IDA Ireland said there would also be significant focus on manufacturing, where already over 80,000 people are employed. 

North America will remain the key source market for FDI investment but Europe and Asia-Pacific will also be targeted. 

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said that it is an ambitious target and that it will involve an enhancement of IDA capacity in the regions. 

Mr Bruton told RTÉ News At One that the plan is to diversify elsewhere beyond North America, in China and India in particular.