Insurance group Aon has announced that it is creating 30 high skilled jobs at its Centre for Innovation and Analytics in Dublin.

The centre provides advanced insurance research, analytics and business intelligence for the wider group and to its clients.

The centre - which was opened in 2008 - employs 100 people already.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The IDA's chief executive Barry O’Leary said that the Aon centre is at the "cutting edge of providing analytics to the insurance industry and strengthens Ireland’s reputation as a location for research and development in the international insurance sector".

"This investment highlights Aon's commitment to innovation and analytics and demonstrates the growing use of data and business intelligence by the insurance industry," commented Constantin Beier, chief executive of Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics. 

"The calibre of our Dublin based team, our analytical tools and the nature of the insights that we share with clients across the globe is a real differentiator for Aon," he added.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said that the company's decision to create the new jobs is a major vote of confidence in Ireland's reputation as a leading location for investment in innovation, analytics and technology.