A US company, which rents women's clothes and accessories, has announced 150 high tech jobs for Galway over the next three years.

Rent the Runway plans to base its first international technology office in the Claddagh area of the city this summer.

The online service has its headquarters in New York and employs 1,800 across the US. It describes itself as the world's largest shared closet.

It says 11 million members refresh their wardrobes by renting designer pieces on rotation with free delivery and return.

The new international technology office planned for Galway will be the first operation outside of the US.

Josh Builder, Chief Technology Officer, at the Galway base

The company aims to hire 150 engineers and tech developers over the next three years.

The team will focus on in-house software development, as well as supporting US operations.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said Galway city was a natural fit for what she described as an innovative, progressive and creative company.

IDA Ireland Chief Executive Martin Shanahan said the announcement was in line with a strategic objective to attract further investment to regional locations.