I was delighted to see the hard work of Tidy Towns committees in the constituency rewarded at the highest level this week.
Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT) is to establish its European headquarters which will have a state-of-the-art Research, Development and Innovation Centre in Galway, creating 50 jobs over five years.
Wood Group has established a new data analytics centre of excellence at its office in Galway, Ireland. The centre, which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland, broadens Wood Group’s capabilities in advanced data analytics to support the oil & gas, industrial, utility and power generation sectors.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company announced a €36 million ($40 million) investment in new equipment to expand its production of BD PosiFlush™ syringes and create up to 20 additional jobs in Drogheda.
Leading United States-based Fintech company, YapStone, announced the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 square-foot office in Drogheda, Ireland. Through a partnership with IDA Ireland, its official opening was officiated by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, and attended by a roster of esteemed guests, including Lord Mayor of Drogheda, Oliver Tully.
WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform announced the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick today, which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years.
Alter Pharma today officially inaugurated its new 48,000 sq. ft. Headquarters for its worldwide operations in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. The company also announced its plans to add 80 new jobs bringing total employment onsite to 120 by 2018. Alter Pharma CEO Pieter Van Rompay was joined by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, and staff from its sister site in Belgium to officiate at the opening ceremony.
Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is an initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland, and is run by the 31 LEOs across the country. Each LEO has an investment fund of up to €50,000 to award to young entrepreneurs across three categories locally – Best Business Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, and Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today (Friday, 23 September), officially opened The Packaging Hub’s new packaging manufacturing facility and healthcare logistics centre in Waterford. As a result of the new facility, The Packaging Hub will create 40 jobs in Waterford by 2018. The expansion has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., announced today that €500,000 is being made available by her Department to the IDA to support the Agency’s global communications in the wake of the British EU referendum result. The Minister indicated that the resources will be used to help the IDA communicate effectively in key target markets about the continued benefits of investing in Ireland.