A new Horizon: ‘Ireland’s appeal to us is about the talent, not just tax’

Horizon chief executive Tim Walbert explains why the drug company will keep expanding in Ireland and has marked its commitment by sponsoring the Irish Open

Tim Walbert, chief executive of Horizon Therapeutics: the drug firm operates across nine locations, predominantly in the US, with one small German outpost and the two Irish locations. Picture: Ben Brady

Tim Walbert bounded into the lobby of the Hunter’s Yard guestrooms at Mount Juliet Estate fresh from a walkaround of the Kilkenny venue’s golf course where the first round of the Horizon Irish Open had just teed off.

Walbert, the chief executive of Horizon Therapeutics, is an early riser. He had been on the go since 5am on the day he sat down to chat with the Business Post – the first day of the ...