IBM has announced it is to locate a new research and analysis institute at its campus in Dublin
The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), which will bring a number of high-end jobs to the Blanchardstown area, is part of the €46 million investment IBM announced last year.
IBM said then it intended to create 300 jobs in Ireland as part of that investment but it is unclear how many of those jobs will be located in the new Blanchardstown facility.
The institute is designed to research global economic development and trends.
There are IBVs already located in the US, China, Australia, the Netherlands.
Labour TD Joan Burton said IBM's plans would come as "a welcome relief" to workers in the region.
"What is now needed by Government is a complimentary strategy to get more young people in Dublin 15 to stay on at school and go to college and more opportunities for older workers to re-train and upskill," she added.
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