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Jobs and investment boost for Dublin, Waterford

Fifty jobs have been created at a US financial services company in Dublin, while one of the south-east’s biggest employers has announced a €70 million investment in its Waterford base.

A drop of Bausch & Lomb eye care product is poured onto a contact lens.
A drop of Bausch & Lomb eye care product is poured onto a contact lens.
Image: Paul Sakuma/AP/Press Association Images

FIFTY JOBS ARE to be created in Dublin by a US financial services company – while Waterford will see a leading multinational invest €70 million in an expansion project for its base in the city.

In Dublin, financial services company Asset Control has created jobs for 50 graduates and senior developers in the areas of research and risk management, reports RTÉ. The company provides financial institutions with reference and market data platforms.

Asset Control has its Irish base on East Wall in the Dublin Docklands.

Meanwhile in Waterford, one of the south-east’s biggest employers Bausch + Lomb is investing €70 million into expanding its facility in the city, reports the Irish Times.

The multinational company is one of the largest providers of eyecare on the globe, and has been operating one of its European bases from Waterford for the past 30 years. After a number of jobs were lost over the past two years at Bausch + Lomb, there had been fears that further jobs at the facility might be in danger – however after visiting the site today, CEO Brent Saunders announced the investment plans.

The expansion project will create about 100 construction jobs and, while few long-term jobs will be created, existing jobs are expected to be safeguarded by the move.

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