125 new jobs at medical device firm
A home-grown medical devices company is taking on 125 new staff in a multimillion-euro expansion in the midlands.
VistaMed is creating the jobs at its plants in Roosky and Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, where it has officially opened a new extension to its manufacturing plant.
The firm, which makes catheters and stents which are used by medics in heart surgery, said recruitment has already begun and the positions will be filled by the end of this year.
The seven million-euro expansion has been backed by the taxpayer through Enterprise Ireland, the State investment agency for developing Irish companies.
Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the investment was a great day for Leitrim and an example for companies around the country of what they can achieve.
"VistaMed is a great example of an Irish company, with world-class product offering, performing strongly in highly competitive global markets and employing large numbers of people in Co Leitrim," he said.
The company was founded in 1999.