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Dell innovation good for the region

Dell’s plans to create 100 new roles in innovation technology R&D at its Limerick Campus has a received a broad welcome throughout the region.

Dr James Ring, Limerick Chamber CEO, said, “It is encouraging to see an established multinational and significant employer continuing to expand its base of activities while creating new jobs. Over the years, Dell has transformed from a PC manufacturing base to a high end solutions and development hub. This announcement firmly underpins Dell’s commitment to the region,

“Limerick’s position as a strategic location for technology companies, and the phenomenal benefits of strong collaboration across industry, education and key stakeholders.”

Dr Ring said significant investment in the region over the last two years means two very strong clusters are emerging – IT and pharma/life sciences.

“Strong collaboration will continue to be paramount if we are to capitalise on this investment and realise our true potential as the best European city of its size,” he concluded.

“In making its announcement, Dell has consistently emphasised the calibre of the workforce here. This is what is underpinning Dell’s investment in its Innovation Technology function in Limerick, commented local TDD Kieran O’Donnell.

“Limerick is planned to be at the core of Dell’s Innovation Technology initiative, which will see high-end R&D conducted in a range of areas. High-value jobs like this are very important, and act as gateway to further investment and expansion into the future.

“We are consistently showing that Limerick can attract high-end jobs from some of the world’s most important businesses. Dell’s investment follows on from investments made by Johnson and Johnson, Cook, Northern Trust, Reagecon and other major multinationals in recent times. Limerick is once more becoming a proven and trusted international investment location, and this is something that we must continue to build on,” he said.

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