Athlone Wins Pharmaceutical Jobs

An American pharmaceutical research company have announced some 200 jobs for Co Westmeath.

According to reports this morning the company, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), is to open a base at the IDA Garrycastle Business and Technology Park in Athlone.

Executives from PPD will be in Athlone this morning to confirm details of the jobs.

The firm employs over 8,000 workers in 27 countries, coordinating clinical trials for top drug manufacturers.

The news comes as the Tanaiste Mary Coughlan announces €45.7million over five years, through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

Minister Coughlan said: "From its inception, the SFI CSET programme has been designed to facilitate the creation of internationally-competitive, large-scale research centres.

"The funding announced today will directly support almost 200 researchers, graduate students and others in a well-structured and wholly-collaborative environment between now and 2013."

Taoiseach Brian Cowen will formally announce the new Athlone jobs later this morning.

Recruitment of staff for the new operation will get under way next year.


Related Northern Ireland Recruitment News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 December 2015
265 New Jobs Announced In Athlone And Galway
A total of 265 new jobs have been announced for Athlone and Galway. In Athlone, DPD Ireland will create 200 new jobs over the next five years, with 70 of the vacancies expected to be filled before Christmas. The new jobs are part of a €13m investment, which will see the company double the size of its sorting facility.
08 September 2011
130 Jobs Announced, 130 Jobs Lost
A total of 130 jobs have been announced at a new nursing home in Dublin. The Cara Care centre is being built in Northwood Park in Santry, in a €12m investment from the TLC group. It is expected to open at the end of the month. Recruitment is underway for a range of positions at the centre, including nurses, care assistants and administrators.
02 February 2015
Labour Concerned Over Potential Job Losses At INM
Labour TD, Joe Costello, has expressed concern at the potential loss of 30 jobs at Independent News and Media (INM), arising from the changes announced today to the company's editorial structure. Deputy Costello stated: "I am disappointed to learn that up 30 jobs may be lost at Independent News and Media on Talbot Street.
30 September 2013
Over 1,300 Jobs Announced In Ireland Last Week
Fine Gael Dublin South Central Deputy, Catherine Byrne, has said the fact that more than 1,300 jobs were announced in the last week is a strong signal that confidence in the Irish economy is growing and that the policies being adopted by Government are the right ones.
10 December 2012
IT Firm Creates 100 New Jobs
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announced that Mandiant, a specialist provider of IT security solutions is to establish an engineering and security operations centre in Dublin with the creation of 100 new jobs.