Press Release 23 Sep 2016

Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland said: “This has been a fantastic week for job creation in IDA client companies with over 1000 positions announced as well as significant investment at companies from a variety of sectors in regions across Ireland. 

“Ireland’s proposition for investors remains very strong and IDA Ireland’s pipeline of investment looks healthy at the moment.” 

“However, we must not be complacent. The investor landscape is changing constantly and Ireland has to remain vigilant about our competitiveness in order to ensure that this country remains an attractive place to invest.”  

“Winning investments is a very competitive business and maximising the potential for foreign direct investment and achieving our ambitious jobs targets will require continued investment by the State - IDA very much welcomes the provision of additional funding for this year (€500,000) from DJEI to support an increased marketing drive post-Brexit - these resources will be deployed strategically in order to help us win jobs for Ireland.”

Announcements this week:

  • GE Healthcare– 500 jobs in Cork – (€150 million investment)
  • Mallinckrodt – 40 jobs in Blanchardstown (€10 million R&D facility – total investment on site is €85 million)
  • Fazzi – 300 Jobs in Limerick
  • Yroo – 33 jobs in Dublin
  • Software One – 100 jobs in Blanchardstown (€16 million investment plan)
  • Alter Pharma 80 jobs Balbriggan (€5 million facility)

For further information contact:

Kevin Sammon +353876188564

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