As tech giants wobble, the IDA is pinning job prospects on pharma

More than 300,000 people are employed by multinational firms and capital investment hit €9.2bn

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the life sciences sector is likely to see expansion. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Sarah Collins

Job creation by multinational firms may be nearing a peak, with the Government looking towards pharma firms to pick up the slack from the ongoing tech wreck.