Friday 15 December 2017

Biotech firm Shire hiring 150 new staff as part of further expansion in Ireland

Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Shire has announced that they are currently hiring 150 new staff at its Dublin office.

The biotechnology company made the announcement as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor attended the opening of Shires new offices on Baggot street in Dublin.

The roles will involve the provision of support services across Shire’s global operations in the areas of procurement and finance.

“This thriving company and their pioneering work in the field of bio-medicine is exactly the type of business we seek to attract. Our unemployment rate has gone from 15.2pc to 6.4pc and the Government will continue to work for a robust economy for all our people,” The Taoiseach said.

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The announcement was also welcomed by Minister Mitchell O’Connor, who noted the contribution that the pharma industry makes to the Irish economy,

“The pharma industry makes a huge contribution to the Irish economy in terms of jobs and manufacturing exports. We are very keen to attract speciality pharma companies like Shire who will broaden the reach of the industry here and generate new opportunities”, she said.

The ceo of IDA Ireland also welcomed the news.

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