• Open source leader Red Hat to invest €12.7M in new project, committing to create 60 jobs in Waterford
    Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, plans to invest €12.7M in a new project, committing to create up to 60 jobs in Waterford over four years.
  • Lighthouse Studios, An All New Full Service Animation Studio, Launches Through Partnership Between Canada’s Mercury Filmworks And Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon
    Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada's most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse Studios
  • Waters Expands Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Wexford, Ireland
    Wexford, Ireland – February 3, 2017 – Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) officially opened a new site expansion at their state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facilities in Wexford, Ireland.
  • Transit technology company RouteMatch Software, Inc. to expand R&D operation in Waterford
    RouteMatch is to expand its R&D team in Waterford. The Atlanta, Georgia headquartered transit software company first established an R&D team in Waterford in 2015 to focus on the creation of the company’s RMPay payment solutions technology, significantly increasing the company’s technological capability. The company is building an initial team of 25 software developers in Ireland by mid-2017 with recruitment currently underway.
  • se2 Opens Waterford Office to support business growth
    se2, the leading third-party administrator for the North American life and pensions industry, announces the launch of its new operations in Waterford, Ireland to support its business growth with the official opening of its bespoke offices on the IDA’s Technology Park. The company has an existing fulltime team of 70 and hope to fill out its 135 seat office space over the next 3-4 years. There are currently opportunities to join the existing team for both experienced professionals and for those wishing to start a career working on se2’s award winning technology platforms.
  • Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories announces major expansion plans to enhance its laboratory services footprint and create new jobs in Ireland
    Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, part of Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the world leader in bioanalytical testing, announces strategic plans for the expansion of its Dungarvan, Ireland campus, including development of a new building as well as expansion of its current facility. Further, as a major employer in the South East of Ireland, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is set to increase its workforce to over 500 staff by 2021 with this investment by its parent company, Eurofins Scientific. Over 175 new jobs have been created in the past 24 months.
  • OPKO Health Expansion to Create 200 Jobs in Waterford
    OPKO Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), a diversified healthcare company, today announced plans to create 200 highly skilled jobs over the next five years through expanding the EirGen Pharma facility in Westside Business Park in Waterford and establishing a new Product Development Centre in the Waterford Business and Technology Park. The company is locating in the IDA’s newly built Advance Technology Building (ATB) on the park.
  • CipherTechs to establish its EMEA Headquarters in Kilkenny with the creation of 36 roles
    CipherTechs, Inc., the privately held information security services provider headquartered in New York is to establish its EMEA Headquarters in Kilkenny, creating 36 new jobs over five years at its Security Operations Centre.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems to establish Technology & Operations Centre in Waterford city, creating 40 jobs
    Bluefin Payment Systems, which provides a secure payment platform for merchants, independent software vendors (ISVs) and financial institutions is to establish a Technology & Operations Centre in Waterford city creating 40 new jobs
  • Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland
    U.S. generics manufacturer acquires Tipperary plant to spur European expansion - company expects to hire an estimated 250-300 employees at full build-out.
  • American chromatography company establishes European hub in Wexford
    United Chemical Technologies (Irl) Ltd, will establish a new European manufacturing facility in Wexford, creating 17 jobs.
  • West Celebrates Groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland Manufacturing Facility
    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative packaging components and drug delivery systems, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in Waterford, Ireland today to mark the start of construction for the company’s new pharmaceutical component manufacturing facility. Attended by Cllr James Tobin, Mayor of Waterford City and County; Cllr Lola O'Sullivan, Mayor of Waterford Metropolitan District; and other local officials, the event celebrated West’s continued investment in Ireland and commitment to the local Waterford community.
  • Six high growth companies announce investment projects for Ireland
    185 new jobs for Dublin and Wexford from 5 North American companies and 1 European-based high growth company.
  • Bausch + Lomb to invest €75M in Waterford adding 125 jobs
    Bausch+ Lomb, a leading global eye health company, plans to invest €75M in extra manufacturing capacity at its Waterford facility.
  • Agora Publishing to expand activities in Waterford
    Agora Publishing, a group of global publishing companies with offices in over a dozen countries, announced today it is set to significantly expand its operations in the South East.
  • Sun Life Financial cuts the ribbon on new state-of-the-art offices in Waterford
    Sun Life opened its Waterford office in 1998 with a team of 12 people. The company sought to capitalize on the talented workforce available from graduates of WIT, UCC and other third level institutions. The 4,500 sq. ft. expansion and upgrade represents a significant investment by Sun Life in Waterford that, as well as supporting future growth, also recognises the valuable contribution of the team there by providing a state-of-the-art office environment.
  • IDA Ireland Aiming to Win 80,000 FDI Jobs and 40% Rise in Investments in Five-Year Strategy
    IDA IRELAND, the government agency responsible for attracting inward investment, has announced ambitious targets to boost Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland by over 40%, creating 80,000 new jobs in the economy over the next five years.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. plans to expand its global manufacturing operations to include a new site in Waterford
    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, plans to expand its global manufacturing operations to include a new site in Waterford, Ireland.
  • INDOS Financial plans to grow its business in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
    We initially chose Enniscorthygiven its proximity to Dublin where many of our clients will already be administered, the lower cost base compared to a city location, and the large pool of experienced staff in the locality and surrounding areas. We have been encouraged by the response to our recruitment efforts to date and look forward to growing our team during 2014.
    Bill Prew
  • IDA to Resume Building in Regional Locations
    “The availability of high quality property solutions is a key component in winning FDI projects. These initiatives will advance the product offering for both Midlands and the South-East and therefore underpin the conversion of projects from IDA’s pipeline. Furthermore, these initiatives by IDA will address the current deficit of suitable property solutions and promote investment into regional locations. IDA’s direct intervention to construct these buildings is due to the absence of private funding available to do so.”
    Barry O’Leary
    CEO at IDA Ireland
  • FeedHenry raises €7m in funding, to create more than 100 new jobs
    This investment will allow us to accelerate our growth plans across Europe and North America, and continue our commitment to a research and development base in the south-east.
    FeedHenry CEO Cathal McGloin
  • Nypro is to establish a Medical Device Manufacturing facility in Waterford creating over 200 new jobs
    Nypro Healthcare, a recognised leader in the development and manufacture of complex drug delivery and diagnostic devices, is delighted to announce the addition of a new facility in Ireland in Waterford.
    James O’ Gorman
    Vice President, Drug Delivery and Diagnostics of Nypro Healthcare
  • Sanofi to invest €44 million in Genzyme’s campus in Waterford, Ireland to increase Lantus® production capacities
    Since acquiring Genzyme almost two years ago, we have been continually impressed with the record of achievement at the Waterford site and with the positive and proactive approach taken by the site leadership. The entire Waterford team has shown great flexibility, professionalism and commitment, all valuable traits in a world-class manufacturing environment.
    Dr. Martin Siewert
    Vice President, Industrial Affairs, Pharmaceutical Injectables, Sanofi
  • NTT DATA and TSSG launch Collaborative Research on Big Data and Business Analytics
    “NTT DATA has been expanding partnerships with research institutes worldwide to explore advanced technologies and create new services. This collaboration in the area of Big Data and Business Analytics with TSSG will have numerous achievements from many industry led research projects providing solutions to real-world issues. In particular this partnership will be the first step for NTT DATA to extend our R&D capabilities into Ireland, one of the best countries to develop innovative solution.”
    Dr. Kitani
    Vice President, Head of Research and Development Headquarters of NTT DATA
  • Belview Strategic Water Supply Scheme to pave way for job creation in Kilkenny and the South East
    Today marks a key milestone in the promotion and development of the South East Region and IDA’s Strategic landbank at Belview.  The development of this Belview Strategic Water Supply Scheme better enables IDA to compete on a global scale for capital intensive advanced manufacturing projects for the Belview Site.  As demonstrated with this Scheme, IDA will continue to work in collaboration with all other stakeholders in the Irish system to ensure that Ireland and the South East Region provides a uniquely attractive environment in which multinational companies can succeed and grow.
    Barry O'Leary
    CEO, IDA Ireland
  • Genzyme votes confidence in Ireland with €150m investment at Waterford site
    Today marks the completion of our latest site development. I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who worked on this important project. Specifically, I would like to recognise the contribution of the team on site, the support by government agencies such as IDA Ireland and our many external partners in achieving this success.
    Pat O'Sullivan
    Vice-President & General Manager, Genzyme Waterford
  • MSD opens new €100m R&D centre in Tipperary
    Today marks a milestone for MSD and the Ballydine facility.  The decision to locate a worldwide pharmaceutical R&D centre in Ballydine was due to a number of factors, chief among which was the credibility, track record and expertise of the Ballydine team, the technology and infrastructure at the site and the support we have received from the Irish Government and IDA Ireland.
    Willie Deese
    Executive Vice President and President Merck Manufacturing Division.
  • The Coca-Cola Company opens new manufacturing and innovation facility in Wexford
    The Coca-Cola brand has been in Ireland for more than half a century and our long history here gives us continued confidence in the strength of the Irish workforce, the commitment of the Irish government and the know-how of Irish people to support our business. It is an honour to have Don Keough, a long-time friend and champion of Ireland, to join me in Wexford today to celebrate this facility opening.
    Muhtar Kent
    Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
  • IDA Ireland welcomes investment at Bausch + Lomb in Waterford
    This IDA supported investment demonstrates Bausch + Lomb’s commitment to Waterford and will help to further position its Irish operation as a centre of strategic importance within the parent company.  The company’s decision to deepen its commitment and secure 1,100 jobs in the South- East region is a significant vote of confidence in Ireland’s international reputation and standing as an excellent investment location.
    Barry O'Leary
    CEO, IDA Ireland
  • Zurich Group creates 240 jobs in Ireland
    Zurich considered a number of options and Ireland best met our requirements because of its long-standing membership of the EU and the Euro, a well developed insurance market and a highly educated and skilled workforce. These factors continue to underpin our success and drive our business forward both in Ireland and across Europe.
    Markus Hongler
    CEO Zurich Insurance plc and Chairman Zurich Life Assurance plc
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