125 new jobs are to be created in Cork by software company Poppulo as part of its plans to expand internationally. 

The new jobs will be mainly high-tech engineering and Research and Development roles and there will also be sales and marketing positions. 

Poppulo's software is used to manage the internal employee communications of large companies. 

The Cork-based company's clients include Unilever, Nestlé, Johnson Controls and Rolls Royce and almost half of the world's top pharma companies. 

An additional 75 jobs will also be created at the company's Boston office, bringing Poppulo's total workforce to 400. 

The expansion is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. 

It follows a €30m investment by US private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) earlier this year for a minority stake to help the company accelerate its international expansion plans. 

Announcing the new jobs today, company founder Andrew O'Shaughnessy said that while Poppulo is rapidly growing globally and expanding its base in the US, he is very pleased to be creating high-value jobs in Ireland.

He paid tribute to Enterprise Ireland for its support from the start when they were only a handful of people working for the company. 

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said Poppulo is a shining example of a company creating the conditions for quality and sustainable jobs that are fit for the future. 

Enterprise Ireland's executive director Kevin Sherry said they had worked closely with the company which has a clear global ambition and one that has positioned itself to be a global leader in internal communications software.

The company currently employs 200 people - 163 in Cork, and 37 in Boston.