Facebook has announced that it is expanding in Dublin.

The company said it will create 100 jobs at its Dublin headquarters, bringing the number employed there to 500.

The company's Dublin staff carry out roles in user operations, advertising, sales, policy and safety.

Facebook Ireland's Gareth Lambe said Ireland is a "great" hub of international tech talent.

"These jobs, which reflect growth in markets across Europe but also the Middle East and Africa, mean we will not only be recruiting from the local economy but supporting local businesses by increasing our footprint,'' he added.

The expansion is being supported by IDA Ireland.

"ICT is a key sector targeted in the Government's Action Plan for Jobs,'' commented the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, as he announced the jobs this morning.

"We are determined to build on the major successes in this sector in recent years, in particular by supporting the further development of the thriving cluster around Dublin's docklands,'' he said.

"Today's announcement of a significant expansion by one of the biggest companies on the internet, with the creation of 100 high-end jobs, is a major endorsement of the tech environment in Dublin and further confirmation of our city's status as the internet capital of Europe,'' he added.