Technology company Citrix Systems is to increase its Irish workforce by adding up to 50 full-time positions in Dublin.

The company says the new positions are needed because of continuing growth in Citrix's technical services business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The new jobs are on top of 30 announced last year.

Citrix's John Kelly said the company was hiring immediately, and was looking for technology professionals ranging from graduates to experienced industry professionals.

"The expansion illustrates that Ireland is an increasingly attractive location for technical services due to the talented and highly skilled workforce," said IDA Ireland CEO Barry O'Leary.

Citrix provides virtual computing technology, which enables people to work through virtual meetings, desktops and data centres.

Meanwhile, Renault has launched Renault Finance Ireland, which will results in 15 new jobs, comprising operations, finance and marketing roles.

The positions will be based at Renault Ireland's headquarters in Dublin.