Ireland had the second highest rate of job creation in the EU during the second quarter of this year.
The rate of 1.1%, was just behind Estonia on 1.7%, making us one of the standout performers of the year so far.
It comes as sixty-five jobs are announced by Kerrygold in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, in its new butter production and packaging facility.
Ruth Deasy of the EU office in Dublin, has said the long-term trend for the Irish economy is good: "Ireland was one of the countries that saw the highest growth in employment in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter.
"Employment was up by 1.1% which looks like it is continuing to grow which is good news."