A biscuit factory and an e-learning company have announced 140 jobs for Dublin and Drogheda.
The East Coast Bakehouse is creating 100 jobs at its new manufacturing plant on the Donore Road in Drogheda, Co Louth in a €15m investment project.
Elsewhere, 40 jobs are being created with the opening in Dublin of the European Operations centre for Brazilian e-learning company AFFERO lab.
The highly skilled jobs will focus on research and development, adaptive and mobile learning and data analytics.
Recruitment for all the positions is already under way.