Data analytics and visualisation software company, Tableau, is to grow its workforce here by 80 over the next three years.

The expansion will bring to 120 the numbers employed by the Seattle based firm in Ireland, which set up a presence here two years ago.

The announcement was made this afternoon as the New York Stock Exhange listed company officially opened its new Dublin office.

The new positions are in a variety of areas of Tableau's business.

The business has 5,000 customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, including a number here.

The announcement has been welcomed by the government and the IDA.