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Pharma company Lilly to create up to 200 new jobs in Cork

The company is to invest €330 million at a new plant in Kinsale.

Image: AP Photo/Darron Cummings

PHARMA COMPANY LILLY is to create up to 200 highly-skilled jobs in Cork as part of a €330 million investment into its campus in Kinsale.

A further 200 construction jobs will be created during the building of the new plant, the company said today.  The new facility will be a biopharmaceutical commercialisation and manufacturing plant.

The company joins PayPal, HP, Abbott, Big Fish Games and Microsoft, who have all made significant jobs announcements for Ireland in the past month.

Eli Lilly said that the plant will enhance the company’s ability to bring treatments for illnesses such as cancer and diabetes to patients worldwide. IDA Ireland worked with Lilly to attract the investment to Ireland.

“The government is determined to ensure that more announcements like this become real in the coming years,” Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said this morning.

He reiterated the government’s focus on jobs and said that the recently-published Action Plan for Jobs targets high-end manufacturing and health and life science sector companies.

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