35 new jobs are to be created in Dublin and Galway.

In Galway, the Metal Improvement Company has announced that it will create 20 technical manufacturing jobs.

A further 20-30 jobs are planned by 2015.

Metal Improvement Company provides products and services to the motion control, flow control and material processing industries.

Ben Hayes, UK and Ireland Regional Sales Manager for Metal Improvement Company said: 'The new operating facility in Galway will specialise in the application of Parylene PVD coatings typically used in the medical device, electronics and aerospace markets.

'We are excited about our new facility and look forward to working closely with IDA Ireland, Irish Universities and the local business community as we expand our operation.'

Meanwhile, UK-based investment manager Smith & Williamson is to expand its Dublin operation to cater for private clients, trusts, charities and institutions.

It plans to create 15 new jobs, and recruitment will begin next month.

The firm is one of the largest independently-owned private client investment managers in the UK with more than €12 billion of funds under management and advice.

Smith & Williamson says it expects to employ more than 70 staff in Ireland, North and South, within three years.

Its investment team will be based mainly alongside Smith & Williamson Freaney in Sandyford.

Smith & Williamson Freaney is the accountancy practice formed from the merger of the accountancy practice of Smith & Williamson with Oliver Freaney & Co in 2008.