Forty new positions have been announced at Irish education technology company Shaw Academy.

The company, which provides online learning services, has already filled 60 separate jobs since last October.

The new roles are to be filled by this summer.

The Dublin-based company provides live online learning around the world, teaching over 55,000 new students per month in seven different languages.

The jobs are being created with support from the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland.

Chief executive of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon said "this announcement by Shaw Academy will help them expand their global footprint."

"The ongoing global demand for quality skills and education in a condensed interactive live format is key to our continued expansion and growth," said Shaw Academy co-founder Adrian Murphy.