The South East Region with a population of 510,333 consists of five counties, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary. The South East is home to 76 multinational companies employing in excess of 15,500 people. The main clusters are Life Sciences (Bio-Pharma, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies), Engineering, Financial Services, Technology and International Business Services.
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Kilkenny is a unique commercial location thanks to its exceptional international connectivity. With quality infrastructure, high calibre talent and a low-cost business environment, Kilkenny is the place where business succeeds. Its vibrant city and rich medieval history make Kilkenny a place where people come not only to make a living but to make a life.
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County Wexford is perfectly positioned for investment growth and development. With excellent transport infrastructure, a well-populated catchment area, a highly educated workforce, a third level college campus and a progressive local authority.
Carlow is perfectly positioned for investment growth and development. With excellent transport infrastructure, a well-populated catchment area, a highly educated workforce, a third level college campus and a progressive local authority.
Companies in the Region can draw from a strong talent pool with key skills in the area of Life Sciences, Med Tech, Engineering, International Business, Financial Services and Technology. Third-level education is provided by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Tipperary, offering an highly engaged student population and strong research capabilities in the areas of Engineering, Medtech, (SEAM) Pharmaceuticals(PMBRC) and Mobile Technology (TSSG).
WIT is Ireland’s leading research-informed Institute of Technology with a global reputation for innovation and research excellence. The Institute’s current student population is close to 10,000 across Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business, Education, Humanities, Health and Nursing. The Institute has been focused on creativity and research innovation as a driver of the knowledge society for over 20 years and plays a key role in the Region’s social, cultural and economic development. It is a truly international environment with students from 70 countries and strategic collaboration partnerships with over 300 education and industry partners.
IT Carlow has over 7,000 full and part-time students. The college is dynamic, reflecting the needs of industry. A good example of the latter has been the development of Financial Services courses in conjunction with BNY Mellon in Wexford. IT Carlow has developed outreach facilities in Wexford (Wexford Campus) and Wicklow.
LIT Tipperary has two campuses, in Thurles and Clonmel, both of which are dedicated to providing high-quality education in a wide range of programmes mainly in the area of Multimedia and Computing.
The South East Region is a cost competitive location with an enviable quality of life. Short commute times and easy access to its vibrant towns, rural getaways and coastal villages and resorts make it a very attractive region to live in. It is home to a number of award winning Restaurants and Hotels and it is a key location within Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism offering with the richness and variety of its heritage sites.
A huge addition to the Region - Waterford’s stunning Greenway has scooped gold in the coveted All Ireland Community and Council Awards and has been crowned Ireland’s 'Best Tourism Initiative’ in the competition. It has also taken the 'Grand Prix Award’ for 2018.
Craft and culture is at the heart of the Region with iconic brand Waterford Crystal, the Crafts Council of Ireland, the National Heritage Council, Kilkenny Design Workshops and the National Opera House all located in the Region.
Explore the current business landscape in the South East and see what's happening on the ground now.
The global publishing consortium celebrates 20 years in Ireland with regional recruitment plans for roles in software development, publishing and application customer support
Allstate Sales Group Inc. (ASG), a provider of turnkey engineering and construction services to the telecommunications industry today announced it is to establish software development and CAD support centres in Ireland, at locations in Waterford and Sligo, creating 200 new jobs over the three years. It is the company’s first operations outside the US.
GrandPad, the first tablet-based solution designed exclusively for older people, is now available in Ireland and the UK. The high-tech, high-touch company whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of older people, as well as their family and friends, is celebrating its European launch with the opening of its headquarters in Gorey, Co Wexford, Ireland.
Move to new, larger premises in Waterford signals company’s plans to develop a flagship facility to spearhead its activities in Ireland and worldwide
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health,” the “Company” or “we”) today announced it will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester, N.Y. The Company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that MSD is to construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.
Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Ireland, Ltd. today opened the new extension to its laboratory facility in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The company is located in the IDA Business Park, where the new laboratory extension expands the previously 4,300m2 facility by an additional 4,400m2, more than doubling the facility footprint and thereby providing increased capacity that will support the continued enhancement of the services offered to its clients and the ongoing growth of the business.
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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced the official opening of its new Waterford, Ireland facility, a global centre of excellence for West’s advanced manufacturing network, and the launch of a new product line—Westar® Select. Customers and senior-level Irish government officials joined West at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility’s opening and to recognise West’s ongoing commitment to improving patient lives through their products and services.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
DMS Governance, an international GRC firm, is to create 50 new roles in Cashel Co. Tipperary. Between its Dublin expansion and the creation of new roles in Cashel, this will bring DMS’ commitment to jobs Ireland to 150.
A new industry-led group was launched in the South East today to drive development and growth within the ICT sector in the Region. Crystal Valley Tech (CVT) aim to promote the South East Region as a location of choice for leaders in technology development.
19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy
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
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