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Wednesday 13 December 2017

300 new jobs for Dublin and Cork as IDA hits targets reporters

THREE hundred new jobs have been announced by enterprise minister Richard Bruton at an IDA press conference this morning.

Belgian software company BSB and global biopharmaceutical company Sangart are both creating 120 jobs, in Dublin and Carrigtwhohill, Co Cork, respectively. Sangart is building a new plant and another 125 jobs are expected to be created during its construction.

Dutch R&D firm Wolters Kluwer is creating 13 new positions to join its 55-person centre in Dublin. A further 50 vacancies have been announced at international insurer Allianz at its Parkwest, Dublin offices.

According to the IDA, foreign direct investment has increased by one fifth in the first six months of the year. IDA chief executive Barry O’Leary said a further announcement by a “world-leading company” is expected tomorrow, which will bring the total up to 560 new jobs.

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