Management consulting firm Accenture is set to create 200 jobs in Ireland in its new centre for innovation in Dublin.
The facility will be used to research and pilot new technologies for its clients.
The firm is investing €25m in the project.
The company is seeking professionals with expertise in aspects of technological design and computing to fill their roles.
Accenture already has a network of technology labs around the world, including in San Jose, Washington DC, in Sophia Antipolis in France, Beijing and Bangalore.
The company says a rich source of skilled science, technology and engineering talent in this country influenced their decision to base the branch here.
The announcement has been welcomed by the Taoiseach and by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, whose department is supporting the investment through IDA Ireland.
Accenture already employs 1,800 people in Ireland and 358,000 in 120 countries around the world.