Hundreds of jobs have been pledged in a series of investments in the technology, manufacturing and healthcare sectors in Ireland.
GE Capital will provide the largest numbers investing 150 million in it's Cork plant to provide hundreds of jobs in the bio pharmaceutical sector.
The investment will provide state-of-the-art space for making next-generation medicines and healthcare products.
Meanwhile, speciality pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt is to invest €10m in a state-of-the-art R&D facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin to create 40 jobs.
Austrialian company Oneview Healthcare, which develops software to improve patient experience in the healthcare sector, is to create 100 jobs in its Dublin office.
The positions will be filled over the next two years.
In another announcement software company MathWorks is to create 50 jobs in Galway, with the opening of a new sales and services centre in the city.
Today's announcements could mean up to 600 new jobs across Ireland.