IBM has announced the creation of up to 150 new digital jobs over the next two years at the company's new Digital Delivery Centre in Dublin.

The company said its new centre will provide design and implementation skills across several digital technologies including AI, data insights, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. 

IBM said it will recruit apprentices, graduates, postgraduates and experienced professionals at all levels for the new positions.

The company already employs over 3,000 people in Ireland - at its technology campus in Mulduddart in Dublin, its support centre in Blanchardstown in Dublin and its laboratories in Cork and Galway.

"IBM is a great example of a company embracing constant innovation, adaption and moving up the value chain, as technology changes," commented the Minister for Business, Enterprise and innovation, Frances Fitzgerald. 

"These new, high quality, jobs will be a further boost to the company’s activities here in Ireland and drive its very strong position in the Irish ICT sector," the Minister added. 

IDA Ireland's chief executive Martin Shanahan said that IBM has a long history in Ireland where it has constantly evolved as a business to suit client needs. 

"This new investment by IBM further strengthens Ireland’s technology and innovation ecosystem," Mr Shanahan added.