27 November 2014

Mylan to create 500 jobs in Dublin and Galway

13:45, Post Reporter

US pharmaceutical manufacturer Mylan is to create 500 jobs by 2016 with the expansion of its Dublin and Galway operations.

The jobs will be created through an annual investment of up to €76 million over the next five years, including funding for expanded research and development.

About 220 jobs will be based in Galway with the remainder in Dublin.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the news.

"I would like to offer continued support of the Irish government, and IDA Ireland, to Mylan as it continues to grow in our country and as it further serves as an innovative contributor to the Irish economy," he said.

Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch said: "Ireland also has proven to be a valuable location for Mylan, providing the company with access to a skilled and highly educated workforce that shares our strong work ethic and commitment to excellence."

Mylan currently employs about 700 people in Ireland. The planned expansion involves R&D and manufacturing capabilities within the company’s respiratory, injectables and oral solids franchises.

The expansion is backed by the IDA.

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