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Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

MINISTER FOR FINANCE Michael Noonan has announced 40 new jobs for Limerick city, in IT and software development.

Limerick IT firm Redfaire, which currently employs 43 people in Ireland, with a further 27 in France and the UK, is creating 40 jobs for its Irish operation as it expands overseas.

The jobs are in a range of roles including IT support, sales, software product development and cloud computing.

Last month, Limerick TD and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced another round of spending – and 300 jobs – for his home city.

Half a billion euro (€500 million) from central exchequer funds were allocated to Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development, to help revitalise the declining city centre.

With a population of 56,106 people, Limerick is the State’s fourth largest city. Over the past five years, it has grown far below the national average of 3.7%.

The Treaty City grew 2.1%, compared to 5.4% for Cork city, 5.3% for Galway city, 4.8% for Dublin city and 3.5% for Waterford city.

It is actually closer in size to fifth-placed Waterford city (46,732) than to Galway city (75,529) or Cork city (119,000, with about 300,000 in the metropolitan area) .

“It’s a great pleasure to announce yet more jobs for the Limerick area today,” Noonan said of this latest announcement.

“Redfaire is a great example of how Irish companies are connecting to the wider world and growing the tech sector in Ireland.”

Read: A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today – it’s been a good week so far for Limerick

Read: Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick

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