Fine Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has said the official opening of Amgen in Dun Laoghaire is yet another sign the economic recovery is taking hold. The Dun Laoghaire TD was particularly impressed by the company’s commitment to science education.
“Amgen’s new $300m facility will provide high quality employment in the local economy. It will also benefit the education system across the country. Amgen has also launched two complimentary science education programmes designed to equip secondary school teachers with the skills and equipment to increase students’ scientific literacy and foster an interest in a career in science.
“This new initiative in science education demonstrates a commitment to future generations of scientists and employees in this country and I commend this local company on their foresight.
“Ireland ranks in the top 20 countries for science excellence. Developing partnerships with world-class companies to support education and research will ensure that the next generation of Irish people are equipped for the careers offered by this sector.”