More than 200 jobs are to be created with the expansion of a number of companies in Ireland, it has been announced.
Nine US and European firms have vowed to take on more staff in software engineering, finance, sales, technology, customer support, operations and marketing roles.
Endura Technologies, a microelectronics company, said it will add 40 engineers to its Irish operations by the end of 2018.
MacStadium, which offers services for Apple computer users, has promised to create 35 IT jobs over the coming three years with the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin.
Smartfrog, a technology start-up, is also taking on 35 employees at its Dublin office.
Cloudbeds, a software company, has announced plans for around 20 new jobs over the next two years at its office in the capital.
Separately, Colorado-based company Energenetics said it is opening its European and Middle East headquarters in Ireland.
It intends to hire 20 people to staff the offices at Dublin's IFSC.
Recruitment has started for a further 20 jobs at another new office being opened in Dublin by Telnyx, a telecoms firm headquartered in Chicago.
Compar AG in Waterford, Paragon 28 and TPGS in Dublin have all announced they are taking on 15 staff.