Business information company Dun & Bradstreet says it is expanding its Dublin operations with the creation of 75 jobs by 2012.

This will bring the total number of jobs created by D&B in Ireland to 225 after setting up in Dublin over a year ago. Today's news follows the company's previous statement last year that it would create 150 jobs in Dublin by 2011.

Positions currently available in the company include researchers, software developers, analysts and support staff.

''We have been very successful in attracting high calibre staff in Dublin and they have been instrumental in our ability to expand our operations here,'' commented D&B's chairman and chief executive Sara Mathew.

D&B's Dublin based operation serves customers though a range of technology and operations functions. The centre collects and processes data on subject companies.

''D&B is a world leader in business information solutions and its decision to increase headcount in Ireland over and above what was previously planned is very welcome indeed,'' commented IDA Ireland's chief executive Barry O'Leary.