IDA Ireland has today announced the creation of 185 jobs in Shannon, Galway, Dundalk, Cork and Dublin across eight high growth companies from Europe and the US.

The new jobs will be spread across the technology and business service sectors with a range of activities such as software development, business development, sales and marketing and tech support.

Renovo Motors, an automotive data management software company, is to set up its EMEA headquarters and software development hub in Shannon in Co Clare, which will create at least 30 jobs over the next three years.

Oomnitza, an IT asset management platform designed to provide a solution to track and manage a company's assets, will establish its European headquarters in Galway which will create 20 new jobs over the next three years.

TrustLabs, a privately held blockchain fintech company, also plans to set up its European Headquarters in Dundalk in Co Louth, creating 20 jobs over the next two years.

Ellab, a validation and monitoring solutions company, has announced plans to expand its newly acquired operation in Cork, with the creation of 20 new positions.

Boston-based Logic Manager, a risk management software company, has established its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, which will result in the creation of more than 30 jobs over the next three years.

Neuroons, a technology company specialised in Data Intelligence, is expanding into the international market by establishing its headquarters in Dublin. The company is creating 20 jobs and is hiring people in Data Science, Data Engineering, and DevOps.

US-based IT company Terawe is to set up its European Headquarters in Ireland.

The company provides technology services, solutions and consultancy to customers in both the public and commercial sectors and plans to employ 20 people in its new European headquarters in Ireland.

Blacksquare, a global digital experience leader in the drinks industry, has today also announced the establishment of its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin.

Headquartered in Calgary in Canada, the company will operate a remote model across Ireland and are set to create 20 new jobs nationwide over the next three years.

"I wish to thank these new companies for choosing to locate in Ireland and assure them of IDA Ireland's continued support as they embed themselves into Ireland’s vibrant business ecosystem," IDA Ireland's chief executive Martin Shanahan said.

"The spread of these investments demonstrates IDA Ireland's commitment to winning roles for regional locations and showcases the availability of talent and attractive work life balance in the regions which deeply resonates with overseas investors," the IDA CEO said.

"Our value proposition and our agile and adaptable business environment remains intact despite the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and IDA Ireland continues to compete strongly for every investment won for Ireland," he added.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said these 185 new jobs, across eight different companies across the country are a great vote of confidence.

"Investment in Ireland has remained remarkably resilient throughout the pandemic. These new jobs demonstrate the commitment of existing international partners to expand here, and also of our ability to attract new investment," Mr Varadkar said.