Belfast-based adventure centre We Are Vertigo has confirmed it is to open a new attraction in Dundalk after planning permission was successfully granted.

More than 120 full and part-time jobs will be created through the project and more than €7m will be invested.

The project is due for completion early next year.

The privately-funded 50,000sq.ft attraction in Dundalk is being developed by Gareth and Lorna Murphy - the team behind the We Are Vertigo adventure centre in Belfast which opened in 2013.

Plans for the new facility were approved by Louth County Council this week.

The company said the Dundalk site was chosen due to its proximity to both Belfast and Dublin.

We Are Vertigo currently employs 118 staff at its Belfast site, which also houses a luxury spa and a licensed ski-themed restaurant.