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Friday 2 December 2016

200 new jobs for Dublin 'in one of the largest healthcare investments in the history of the State'

Richard Bruton said the unemployment rate drop was a welcome step on a road to full employment
Richard Bruton said the unemployment rate drop was a welcome step on a road to full employment

Over 200 jobs are to be created by a pharmaceutical company in West Dublin as part of "one of the largest healthcare investments in the history of the State."

Alexion Pharmaceuticals says it will invest €450m at it's College Park headquarters in Blanchardstown over the next four years.

On top of 200 new full time positions, 800 construction jobs will also be created.

Planning permission is to be sought for a 20,000 square metres facility.

Tanaiste Joan Burton and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton were present this morning as the announcement was made. 

The company said it's decision o invest in Ireland was influenced by the "high calibre talent" at it's discretion.

IDA chief Martin Shanahan said: "This is one of the largest investments in healthcare in the history of the Irish State - putting an additional €450m into a site is a real statement of intent from Alexion."

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