April 17 (Reuters) - Just Eat Takeaway reported first-quarter gross transaction value (GTV) above expectations on Wednesday, on the back of accelerated growth in its key UK and Ireland markets.

Europe's biggest food delivery company by revenue posted a GTV of 6.67 billion euros ($7.08 billion) for the first three months of 2024, compared to the 6.55 billion euros expected by analysts in a company-provided consensus, according to Deutsche Bank. ($1 = 0.9415 euros) (Reporting by Michal Aleksandrowicz in Gdansk; Editing by Jamie Freed)