Two new Cork start-up companies will create 24 new jobs over the next three years.
Nomoseire, a financial services software company in Bishopstown, will generate 14 new jobs while Akari Software, a curriculum development software company for higher education institutions based in Little Island, will create 10 jobs.
Both companies are among 53 high-potential firms nationwide who are supported by Enterprise Ireland, creating a total of 911 jobs.
Cork TD Ciarán Lynch said the companies came from a wide range of sectors including financial services, ICT, digital games, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Cork senator Deirdre Clune said the support of small business was crucial to the economic recovery and the Government had identified it as a key focus of its action plan for jobs.
“I am particularly delighted 24 new jobs are to be created in Cork across two different software companies. UCC and CIT both have strong reputations in technology education and this will encourage more job creation in this field,” she said.
Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock said: “Now more than ever we need ambitious and energetic entrepreneurs who can play a real part in driving this economy. Every one of these employers is playing their part in getting Ireland back on track, contributing in a significant way to our local communities.”