Cork 2017: On the crest of a wave

MSD’s decision to invest €280 million in its Cork and Carlow plants is just the latest in a line of major jobs announcements to benefit Cork, writes Graham Clifford

18th June, 2017
Ray O’Connor, regional manager, Southern Region at the IDA Picture: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Another month, another major jobs announcement for Cork. As May turned into June, MSD announced it was to invest €280 million in its plants in Cork and Carlow.

It was the latest in a long and steady line of job announcements in the county – at least 210 new jobs earmarked for the pharmaceutical giant’s base in Brinny, near Bandon.

At the time, Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA Ireland, said: “MSD’s decision to...

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