A GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL company has announced 42 jobs for Dublin.
The jobs at Aspen, which is one of the biggest generic drugs companies in the world, will be in Citywest in Dublin.
The IDA, which supported the expansion, said that nine out of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies in the world are now located in Ireland.
Aspen has had a base in Ireland in 2010 and established its European operations centre here in 2012. Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the expansion and said Ireland had deliberately targeted pharma as a key sector for jobs.
Stephen Saad, the chief executive of the South African company, said that Ireland’s workforce had the specialised skills required by the pharmaceutical industry and praised Ireland’s “strong regulatory and business environment”.