The company behind Web Summit is to grow its workforce by 100 over the coming year.

The company currently employs around 140 people at its headquarters in Dublin.

The firm is hosting its first conference in India next week, which is expected to attract around 5,000 attendees.

It will also host conferences in a number of other locations this year, including New Orleans, Hong Kong and Lisbon, to where Web Summit is moving following its controversial departure from Dublin last year.

The positions which the company is looking to fill include openings for sales, engineering and data science specialists.

The company expanded its workforce by 73 last year, effectively doubling in size.

A spokesman for Web Summit said the new staff were needed as the business is growing its existing events and plans to add more.

Among those who have recently joined the company is Giuseppe Vitulano, a former sales leader for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Elsewhere, a company that specialises in quality controls and software for laboratories is to create 60 jobs over the next two years at a new facility in Co Tipperary.

Technopath Clinical Diagnostics aims to more than treble its manufacturing capacity in Ballina, Co Tipperary as a result of the €5m investment.

The expanded facility, which was opened by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, will bring total the total number employed at the site to 180.