Thursday 22 March 2018

Jobs boost is music to Kenny's ears

SOME 115 jobs are being created by one of the world's largest suppliers of computer networking products.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described news of the jobs boost at Cisco Systems' research and development facility as "a brilliant day" for Oranmore, Co Galway.

The creation of so many jobs was "most welcome news for Ireland and the West Region", he said.

They are part of a €26m investment by Cisco in its Galway facility over the next two years, supported by IDA Ireland. The firm already employs 180 people at the site. The new posts include software engineers and product managers.

"Today's decision by Cisco is to invest a further €26m in research and development here with 115 new high quality hi-tech jobs being created. That is another signal of confidence, another strong signal that is very positive for our country," added Mr Kenny.

The Taoiseach took a tour of the Galway plant where he spoke remotely to Cisco sites in Shanghai and Dublin.

Caroline Crawford

Irish Independent

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