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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

200 medical jobs announced for Limerick

Cook Ireland, a medical manufacturing and distribution company, has announced that it is to invest €25m in its Limerick plant creating 200 jobs.

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan is at the company’s plant at the Plassey technological park today where the announcement will be made and has said it is a “fantastic development”. The jobs will be created over the next five years.

She said it would add further value and importance to the facility. The Government is also supporting the R&D linkages which the company has undertaken with the nearby University of Limerick and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

The investment will also establish the Limerick plant as the sole global manufacturing site for Cooks new drug eluting stent, ZILVER PTX.
Via RTE News
The company’s Vice President of European business, Bill Doherty said today,

“We have that confidence in the Limerick team. In addition, our experience in Limerick demonstrates Ireland’s ability to provide the right people - highly skilled and adaptable which are needed for the next phase of our development.”
Mayor John Gilligan described the jobs boost as “good news story for Limerick city”. The company already employs 480 people at the plant.

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