Facebook has announced it is introducing its Marketplace platform in Ireland.

The service allows people to find, buy and sell goods through Facebook.

Users can post and view photos, search, and filter the results by location, category or price.

It is also possible to browse the categories and adjust the location where users are based.

Like similar services, it is also possible to direct message another user to ask them questions or arrange a purchase.

Ireland is among 17 countries to get access to the service in the latest launch, following its launch in the US, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK.

The system enables users to view the public profiles of the buyers and sellers, as well as any mutual friends and how long they have been using the social network.