Development offers hope of 4,500 jobs
Published 17/03/2011 | 05:00
MORE than 280 high-skilled jobs were yesterday promised as part of a major pharmaceutical development, writes Majella O'Sullivan.
A planning application to build a pharmaceutical research centre in Tralee, Co Kerry -- which could potentially provide over 4,500 jobs -- is expected to be lodged in May.
The project moved one step closer to fruition yesterday with the announcement of 282 new jobs for Tralee in the pharmaceutical research sector.
Representatives of Lyon-based International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) and US-based Global Research Services (GRS) and Optivia Biotechnology announced that they are to locate part of their R&D operations to Tralee.
The jobs announced yesterday are part of the development of the proposed global pharmaceutical centre of excellence, a €4.7bn project aimed at establishing a campus of over 50 different small- to medium-sized pharmaceutical interests.