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Vitalograph confirms breakdown of Clare-Limerick jobs

VITALOGRAPH has confirmed that of the 200 new jobs it will be creating in the Mid-West, 100 will be in Ennis, with the other 100 going to Limerick. The company, which has had a base in Ennis since 1974, is involved in the development and production of respiratory diagnostic devices, and is investing €10 million in the expansion over the next two years. Recruitment is already underway in areas such as data analysis, site support services, software engineering & QA and IT support. The company is opening new sites at Engine Innovate Building, Limerick, and one at the Clare Technology Park, on the Gort Road in Ennis, just across the road from the existing Vitalograph premises. It also says it will make a significant investment in the existing Ennis plant, as it brings the production of its consumables from Asia to Ireland, which it says will increase efficiency, improve the stability of its supply line and reduce its carbon footprint. …

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Boost for region with 250 new high-value jobs announced

Analog Devices is to invest €100 million over the next three years in a new custom built facility in Limerick that will see 250 new jobs created by 2025. ‘ADI Catalyst’, a 100,000 sq ft facility for innovation and collaboration will be located at its campus in the Raheen Business Park. Commenting on ADI’s latest investment, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said, “ADI’s ongoing commitment to Ireland, as witnessed over many decades, is to be celebrated today as we mark yet another significant milestone. In a world where technology continues to permeate every facet of our lives, continued investment in today’s modern digital economy has never been more important. ADI Catalyst further reinforces Limerick and Ireland’s position as both a manufacturing hub for semiconductors and a centre of excellence for innovation in Europe.” Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said “Congratulations to the Analog Devices Inc team on this latest expansion, which will create 250 new …

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Clare IDA visits lag behind Galway and Limerick

CLARE had 20 site visits hosted by the IDA in 2021, according to figures presented to Clare TD Michael McNamara. In a Parliamentary Question to the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise; Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, Mr McNamara asked for a breakdown of the number of site visits hosted by the IDA in Clare, Galway and Limerick in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The figures for Clare were 2019 – 28; 2020 – 16 and 2021 – 20. In each year the number for Clare was lower than the two other counties. Clare had 64 visits over the three years while Galway had 98 and Limerick had 120. The figures includ e-Site visits, which were obviously more practical during the various lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The written response to the Parliamentary Question also stated, “In response to COVID, IDA migrated many of its business development and client engagement activities to digital platforms during 2020. “IDA Ireland has developed a suite …

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‘IDA not supporting major Gort development’ claim

THE IDA has not provided any support to Natus Medical Incorporated in the development of a new Gort distribution centre . That was the claim made by Sean Langan, senior director of European operations for the company, when he spoke to The Clare Champion, following a sod-turning ceremony this week. “If anything, we’ve been hindered by them and slowed down by them,” he said. The company currently employ 125 people and Mr Langan said it is hoped to increase this to 200 before long. “The construction of the distribution centre will be finished in November of this year. We hope to open the building, probably in December of this year and begin to use it in January of 2019. There will be 25 positions initially in the warehouse but the target for the facility would be to bring it up to 200 people over time.” The initial 25 jobs will be in areas like distribution and customer services, with other …

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Beckman Coulter to create 70 jobs in O’Callaghan’s Mills

BECKMAN Coulter, based in Lismeehan, O’Callaghan’s Mills is to create 70 jobs over the next two to three years as it just announced expansion plans today. Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing and has revealed it is expanding the company’s development and manufacturing facility at Lismeehan. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The company’s 9,700 sq. metre site at Lismeehan in County Clare is a strategic site for the global Beckman Coulter Diagnostics business, with 330 people working there. Work carried out currently on the site includes the development, manufacture and support of reagents (mixtures for use in chemical analysis) for clinical chemistry, immunochemistry and haematology product lines. The expansion will provide capacity for two new product streams at the Clare site, and will also provide for the ongoing growth of the current product streams. The new expansion will add an additional 6,700sq. meters to the …

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75 new jobs for Gort

A GORT company has been given permission for a large extension to its premises, which will result in 75 new jobs. Natus Manufacturing Limited, located at the IDA Park in the town, received planning permission for works with a gross floor space of 2,239m2. Their existing premises measure 3,800m2. While there are only 33 car parking spaces there at present, this is to increase to 90. The application says they are looking to construct a commercial unit for storage and distribution, which will be an extension to the existing manufacturing unit. Planning was granted, subject to 16 conditions, one of which was that, prior to the commencement of development, the applicant pay a development contribution of €31,346. Local Councillor Gerry Finnerty said, “There will be 75 more jobs; at the moment, there are 125 employed in it. The planning permission means a big increase in the size of the factory. Construction will start early in the new year and that …

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Rory Casey, Fleadh Cheoil, runaí with Lábhrás Ó Murchú and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald at the Legacy day colloquim at the Fleadh in Ennis at the weekend.

Tánaiste optimistic on Clare job creation

MORE jobs will be coming to the Banner County before too long, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald has said. On a visit to Ennis, the Dublin TD said that areas away from the capital are not being forgotten, despite the uneven economic recovery. “The reality is that capital cities tend to attract foreign direct investment but what this Government is saying is we want to see our regions develop. There is a huge commitment to regional development. We spent a lot of time at our Cabinet meetings discussing regional development. In Dublin, you see the problems when you have over-development in terms of transport issues and housing issues.” Roche Ireland was a stellar employer in Clarecastle for many years but is on a path towards closure but Minister Fitzgerald said the Government is doing what it can to avoid that outcome. “Everything possible is being done; the IDA are actively engaging on that issue. I’ve met …

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Employers pinpoint value of distributor road

Failure to develop Limerick’s planned Northern Distributor Road would impact negatively on future investment potential and jobs at the National Technology Park, leading multi-national employers and the IDA have said. Three of the largest FDI employers, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Cook Medical and Northern Trust, with a combined work force of over 3,300 people and the IDA have come together to state their concerns that rejection of the proposed road by councillors would be a significant regressive step for the city, county and region and send the wrong signal to inward investors. A spur from the Limerick Northern Distributor Road (LNDR) is seen as the panacea to existing capacity constraints on the main road through the National Technology Park (NTP) and UL, which has up to 40 minute delays that will deny further expansion and investment into the area. The closing date for submissions from stakeholders and the wider public on the LNDR is Monday next, Limerick City and County …

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