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Medtech giant Abbott to create 1,000 new jobs in Kilkenny and Donegal

The company will build a new greenfield manufacturing site built in Kilkenny city.

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US MEDTECH FIRM Abbott Technologies is to create 1,000 jobs in Kilkenny and Donegal as part of a €440 million investment in its presence here.

The company will build a new greenfield manufacturing site built in Kilkenny, as well as expanding its existing premises in Donegal.

The company is a leader in glucose monitoring devices for people with diabetes.

It also makes Covid-19 antigen tests.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said on Twitter that the expansion is “a big vote of confidence in Ireland’s workforce, and as a place to invest.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar also welcomed the news, saying his goal was to have “jobs in all parts of the country, not just in the big cities.


“This is really positive from the point of view of balanced regional development.

“Abbott is a great company, very much at the forefront of diabetes care in particular.”

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