With global names such as Apple, Pfizer and Amazon, the South West of Ireland, which includes the counties of Cork and Kerry, has developed into a thriving hub of Technology, Life Sciences and Business Services operations. It is home to 158 multinational companies, which employ 30,419 directly.
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While the city of Cork, Ireland’s second largest metropolis, provides the heartbeat of the region, the South West boasts a population of over 660,000 and a labour force of 317,658 when the other main locations in the area, which include Tralee, Killarney, Mallow, Fermoy, Clonakilty and Youghal, are taken into account.
The region’s strong focus on education and access to multiple research centres has fuelled the staffing and skill requirements of multinationals. Its strong research and development credentials are underlined by the presence of the world-renowned Tyndall National Research Institute (focusing on photonics, electronics, materials, nanotechnologies and ICT), the APC Microbiome Institute (pioneering research in gastrointestinal health) and Teagasc Moorepark Dairy and Food Research Centre.
The presence of large multinationals and its strong research and development culture has made the region a hotbed for Life Science, Technology, Multilingual and Engineering graduates. This ensures the South West continues to attract the best of talent from across Ireland and Europe, thanks to its international airport and connectivity to Mainland Europe and the UK.
The region’s ability to provide highly skilled employees is underpinned by the presence of three third-level institutions: University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT), with over 30,000 full & part time students. These produce around 9,000 graduates every year across Business, Humanities, Engineering and Sciences. Each of these third-level institutions constantly engage with the network of multinationals located in the region, especially when it comes to work on collaborative research projects.
With a vibrant, bustling city at its heart, surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscapes in Ireland, the South West provides the perfect work-life balance. Its friendly atmosphere, good lifestyle and ample employment opportunities not only help to attract, but also retain highly qualified and strongly motivated employees.
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IDA Ireland has today announced that it will be partnering with Science Gallery International to bring an innovative exhibition, PORTALS, to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos next week. PORTALS was curated collaboratively by Science Gallery International and the World Economic Forum, and features four immersive gateways that invite participants into wholly different realities and ways of experiencing the world.
Craigavon, N.I., 18 January 2018 – Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, today confirmed the successful completion of Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) inspections of Almac Clinical Services Ireland and Almac Pharma Services Ireland at its European campus in Dundalk, Ireland.
SLIGO, January 16th, 2017 – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Sligo to support the growth of its Oncology pipeline.
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