Pizza delivery company Domino's is to create 650 jobs across the country, including management positions, team members and contract drivers over the next two years.

Domino's already has a workforce of 2,200 across its 86 Irish stores.

Scott Bush, CEO of Domino's Pizza Group Ireland, said the company remains committed to opening new stores in Ireland.

It recently opened a new store in Liffey Valley in Dublin and have two more nearly ready to open their doors. It is currently working on ten sites in the next 12 to 24 months, it added.

Domino's said it continued to deliver a strong performance during the year and the company said that demand is expected to remain strong between now Christmas.

It pointed out that with 90% of store managers starting out as team members, the new jobs present "a fantastic opportunity for ambitious job seekers to enhance their skills in leadership and organisation".

"I’m looking forward to welcoming more talent into the business across Ireland as we prepare for our busiest time of the year, ensuring we keep serving our local communities safely," Mr Bush said.

Last month the pizza delivery firm unveiled plans to create 8,000 new jobs in its UK and Ireland business division after a strong pandemic performance.

It did warn, however, that supply chain issues and rising wages were starting to impact the business, adding that labour availability and food cost pressures were set to extend into next year.