Fianna Fáil Jobs and Enterprise Spokesman Willie O’Dea has described Google’s €75m investment in a new data centre in Dublin as “a significant announcement for Ireland and a sign that major companies have growing confidence in the country.”

Deputy O’Dea said: “This is a very strong commitment from Google to Ireland and its future here.  30 full-time jobs will be created at the data centre and 200 temporary jobs will come on stream during the construction phase.

“Google has grown significantly from a very small footprint in the country a number of years of ago.  The announcement earlier this week that Twitter will establish a Dublin office shows just how important Ireland is with major internet companies locating here.  Ireland is going from strength to strength in this area and Google is clearly confident about Ireland’s economic future.

Deputy O’Dea also welcomed the news that 100 new jobs are being created in Kerry.

“The decision by JRI America, a Japanese banking operation, to establish a software development business in Tralee is very important for Kerry and the wider region.

“Ireland is continuing to attract new business opportunities and existing operations are expanding in certain circumstances.

“I support the work of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland in continuing to increase job creation across the country.”