Two Irish companies - O'Brien Fine Foods and the Digital Marketing Institute - have announced details of new jobs as their businesses continue to expand.

O'Brien Fine Foods today announced a €14m investment at its ham processing plant in Timahoe, Co Kildare. 

The company said the expansion would create 40 new jobs at the site, bringing employment there to 310 within the next two years.

A further 150 jobs will be created during the construction phase. 

O'Brien Fine Foods produces meat products under the Brady Family and Rudds brands and also has operations in Birr, Co Offaly where it employs 55 people.

The expansion at Timahoe is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. 

Meanwhile, the Digital Marketing Institute is creating 34 new jobs this year across sales, operations and marketing.

The DMI produces the most widely taught digital marketing certification in the world, with over 12,500 students and 70 partner institutions teaching its programmes, from Diploma to Masters level. 

Courses are delivered through a global network of education partner institutions, in workplaces via corporate clients and directly via online learning.

The company was founded in 2008 by Irish entrepreneurs Ian Dodson and Anthony Quigley.

The latest expansion is due to continuing strong international growth, which saw 86% growth in revenue across its core business in 2015.