More than 100 jobs are to be created in Dublin and Limerick following announcements by two firms.

Credit management firm Arvato is to create 50 new jobs in Blanchardstown, Dublin after securing a contract from Eircom.

The company is to provide back office support and consumer collections services for the telecoms firm as part of the agreement.

Arvato already employs more than 1,400 people in Ireland, providing services for a number of Irish and multinational firms.

CEO of Arvato Financial Solutions UK and Ireland, Bryan Mouat said the contract, which was awarded following a tender processing, was a “real endorsement” the company’s abilities in the field.

Eircom’s director of shared services Paul Doyle said they had gotten “great value” from the contract, which would help them achieve “significant efficiencies” in the coming years.

Meanwhile, international online ticket company Viagogo has announced plans to establish an international operations centre in Limerick.

The company has already recrutied 50 people in a temporary location in Limerick city centre, but is expected to expand its employment considerably with the establishment of its new operations centre at the former Fulflex plant in Castletroy later this year.

Viagogo was founded in Britain in 2006 and is now headquartered in Switzerland and is regarded as one of the world’s largest online ticket markets. 

The employees in Limerick will be supporting the sale of tickets for major sport, music and entertainment events.