Two IDA Ireland supported companies - Norman Disney & Young and Trailstone - have announced new jobs for their Irish operations.

International building services engineering consultancy Norman Disney & Young said it plans to expand its newly established Irish operation in Dublin by adding 20 new jobs here.

NDY said it is recruiting engineers in Ireland, in core engineering disciplines such as mechanical and electrical and in specialist engineering disciplines such as sustainability and digital engineering.

NDY is part of the Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group with operations in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe and throughout North America.

Its newly established Irish operation is focused on securing significant landmark projects throughout Europe, using local engineering expertise to deliver for its clients.

NDY's Dublin based Regional Director for NDY, Mike Arnold said that along with driving the uptake of smart buildings technologies, the company is helping its clients in Ireland and Europe to be world leaders in decarbonisation of their buildings.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said that with the focus of this new venture being on Europe, the new jobs highlight Ireland's EU membership and location as a hugely important factor when attracting of FDI to our shores.

Meanwhile, Trailstone Group, a global energy and technology company, also announced today that it plans to open a new office location in Sligo.

It plans to create up to 20 jobs over the next three years for the North West region and technology talent graduating from the Atlantic Technological University Sligo.

Trailstone provides risk management, asset optimisation and energy trading services to owners of renewable energy assets.

It said its Sligo office will be its seventh and newest office location, with other offices located in the US, UK and Germany.

John Redpath, CEO of Trailstone, said that with the Government's robust support of renewable energy and the proximity to top technical universities, Sligo is a perfect place for it to expand and further its mission of making sustainable energy sustainable.

Leo Varadkar said that Trailstone's work in the sustainability software space is more important now than ever.

"We need to leave the planet in a better condition than we found it. Renewable energy has a really important role to play, which is why we've committed to transforming our electricity grid to 80% renewables," he added.