Medical company Ethicon Biosurgery Ireland has announced it will create 270 jobs in Co Limerick.
The jobs will be created over the next five years.
Around 150 temporary construction jobs will also be created, due to the planned €80 million investment in a manufacturing facility at the National Technology Park in Plassey.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton was at the announcement in Limerick this morning and said: “Manufacturing is a central pillar of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs . We have put in place a series of measures to help reverse the decline in employment in this area in the past.”
The Johnson & Johnson company has said that recruitment is already underway for the positions.