Communications Minister Eamon Ryan

Ireland's communications Minister Eamon Ryan has announced plans that target the creation of up to 30,000 jobs over the next decade in digital and clean technology.

The first measure will see 50 jobs created in the next year, followed by another 300 within three years, as Irish company Intune Networks builds a new communications network which will cut down bottlenecks in data transfer.

The Irish government is also planning to establish an International Content Services Center in Dublin, and a Marine Research, Test and Development Platform in Galway Bay.

Ryan says the content centre is modeled on the International Financial Services Center, and is aimed at harnessing skills in areas such as film, games, music and animation. The government says such a center has the potential to create up to 10,000 new jobs, while plans for new “green” data storage will also add 10,000 jobs.