An IT company has announced the creation of 250 new jobs at its new Research and Development centre in Blanchardstown.

Veritas Technologies, a data protection and management company, plans to double its workforce by the end of 2019. The new centre in Blanchardstown was officially opened by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar last Monday.

Veritas says its recruitment drive will focus on development roles from new graduate positions to senior level executives, with 130 of the roles to be filled within the next year.

The IDA’s Mary Buckley said of the news: “An American company from the west coast of USA expanding into high tech innovative activity is critically important for this country, as we showcase Ireland as a great place to invest.”

More than 200 people are currently employed in the Blanchardstown centre.