Kenny will announce the jobs in the US later today. Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Kenny in the USA: 260 new jobs for Cork and Dublin

Good new from two established internet and cyber security firms this morning. Yahoo! is to expand its Dublin operations, while McAfee will establish a global R&D centre of excellence in Cork.

AN TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny will announce 260 new jobs for Cork and Dublin during his US engagements later today.

The job creation announcements are to be made at 4.30pm (Irish time) in Califorinia as part of a three-day investment mission on the west coast.

Yahoo! said it will add 200 positions to its workforce at the firm’s Dublin Operations Centre. Recruitment will take place over the next 12 months for roles in customer support, technology, operations, HR and finance.

McAfee is to establish a global R&D centre of excellence in Cork, creating up to 60 high-quality jobs.

Following today’s events in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, An Taoiseach and IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary will hold private meetings with executives from both companies.

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