Irish technology company Codec-dss has announced the creation of 50 jobs after it saw "dramatic growth" in the last year.

The company said that recruitment for programmers, consultants and sales and administration staff will begin immediately at its new Galway office. 

Codec-dss has also been announced as Microsoft's country partner of the year for 2017 today.

This award, which the company also won in 2014, recognises outstanding levels of excellence in innovation, expertise and customer satisfaction. 

Codec-dss has offices in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Galway, Cologne, Warsaw and London. It employs 180 staff and has an annual turnover of €20m.