Over 110 new jobs have been announced today in counties Dublin, Monaghan and Louth.
40 of the positions will be based at a new Glanbia facility in Monaghan to produce long-life milk and cream for export to China, Europe and the Middle East. While, the firm is also opening a new office in Dublin to co-ordinate exports of its sport nutrition brands - with the creation of 50 new jobs.
Meanwhile, 25 new jobs are being created as part of a €40m investment programme by Glen Dimplex in county Louth.
The company says renewable heating technologies have the potential to create thousands of jobs across the country, as well as generating significant savings to consumers.