MORE than 300 new jobs are to come online at entrepreneurial start-ups in the capital. Some 100 positions are being created by the Dublin-based marketing company Acorn over five years.
Acorn's expansion is being supported by the Department of Jobs and Enterprise and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA).
The positions will be created in the areas of IT, management, Human Resources and finance.
And Enda Kenny announced a further 218 jobs which are being delivered by a range of technology start-up companies.
The Taoiseach will make the announcement at a function in Dublin this evening to mark the 25th anniversary of the Dublin Business Innovation Centre.
THE CENTRE IS CREDITED WITH ASSISTING MORE THAN 500 START-UP COMPANIES OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF ADVICE AND FUNDING. THE POSTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 30 FIRMS BACKED BY DUBLIN BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTRE (DUBLIN BIC). ANNOUNCING THE JOBS, THE TAOISEACH SAID IRELAND IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING PLACES IN THE WORLD TO CREATE THE BUSINESSES OF TOMORROW.
"The work of the Dublin Business Innovation Centre has been vital in building this reputation," he said. "Job creation is our top priority and I'm delighted that 218 new jobs are being created."
Firms with the new jobs include Davra Networks, EmpowerTheUser, iCabbi, Learnosity, MMSOFT Design, OpenJaw Technologies, Point of Care, Stratus5 and SafeFood 360.