IDA approaches foreign drug firms to replace Pfizer

IDA Ireland is cold-calling drug firms in India and Asia and approaching all the major pharmaceutical companies that operate in Ireland to see if they would be interested in buying two Cork factories put on the market last week by Pfizer.

10th February, 2007

IDA Ireland is cold-calling drug firms in India and Asia and approaching all the major pharmaceutical companies that operate in Ireland to see if they would be interested in buying two Cork factories put on the market last week by Pfizer.

Almost 500 jobs are under threat at the plants at Loughbeg and Little Island as a result of the decision by Pfizer, which is also laying off 65 staff in Ringaskiddy. The IDA hopes...

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