The Pharma Industry in Ireland

Map of Ireland Showing 62,500 Pharmaceutical Medical Device Employees Broken Down By County


  • Over 62,500 people are directly employed by Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing Companies in Ireland across 200 factories.
  • Many thousands more are employed indirectly.
  • 24 of the world’s top pharma and biotech companies have operations here.

Where are the opportunities?

Quickly check out the Pharma industry near you with this interactive Google Map of Pharma & Med Device manufacturing plants throughout Ireland (best viewed on desktop/tablet).
Take me to the Google Map

Or if you’d prefer, you can check out this table with Ireland’s Pharma plants organised by county:
Show me the Pharma plant table

And take a look at some of the biggest and busiest Pharma Manufacturing hubs in Ireland with the following articles:
The industry in Cork
The industry in Dublin
The industry in Galway
The industry in Limerick
The industry in Waterford

Are there jobs available?

We update a list of Pharma manufacturing jobs in Ireland every 2 weeks. This is a fantastic resource for anyone job hunting in the Pharma industry. You can filter results by category (we’d suggest you start with Production/Manufacturing) or by county:
Show me the latest Pharma jobs in Ireland

We also keep track of Pharma manufacturing job announcements. It might be too early to see these on the jobs board, but this page will let you know where there are job coming:
I want to see the latest Irish Pharma job announcements

And finally, we track the vacancy numbers seen on our jobs board at every update. This lets us see the trend in job numbers over time and, as you can see, it’s looking very positive!
Show me the job numbers over time

Get to know the industry in the Ireland

It can be difficult to picture exactly what working in a Pharma plant might look like if you’ve never seen inside one. So we’ve pulled together this collection of videos from Pharma companies across the UK to give you a look inside:

I want to see inside Ireland’s Pharma plants

We’ve also figured out Ireland’s “best” Pharma companies – as reported by their employees

Show me the best Pharma companies in Ireland

And we’ve also profiled some of the UK’s biggest Pharma and Med Device companies:

Show me the Top 10 Pharma & Med Device companies in Ireland

But if you’re still trying to figure out why Ireland’s such an appealing option to the world’s Pharma & Med Device industries, this last article is the one you want:

Why does Ireland attract the Pharma & Med Device industries?

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