Currently, there are over 4,600 people directly employed by Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies in Limerick. Many more are employed indirectly.
Limerick consistently ranks in the top 3 counties for available Pharmaceutical and MedTech jobs in Ireland.
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There are also more jobs coming to Limerick…
In 2018, Edwards Lifesciences announced an investment of €80m to build a new manufacturing site in Limerick.
Expected to be operational by 2021, the site will “manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies”. At the time of that announcement, it was expected that 600 new jobs would be created.
BUT in April 2019, the company announced they were doubling their investment to €120m, to create a larger plant on the same site. That doubling of investment is now expected to create 1,200 new jobs.
Here’s a video from the IDA, taken on the day of the first announcement, that outlines why Limerick was such an attractive opportunity for the company…