Medical device firm creates jobs
Up to 115 high-end jobs are to be created over the next five years by a medical devices company.
Goodman Medical Ireland will invest 1.1 million euro at its facility in Mervue Business Park, Galway, and hire staff in manufacturing, sales and marketing, and research and development. Recruitment is already taking place in the manufacturing area.
Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe said the announcement boosts Ireland's reputation as a hub for foreign companies.
"The jobs bolster Ireland's high-end manufacturing backbone and consolidate our reputation as a leading location in Europe for foreign direct investments, " he said.
Goodman, founded in 1975 and headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, manufactures and sells medical instruments and equipment worldwide.
Its Irish operation was established in 2004 and currently employs 56 people in the manufacture of cardiology products.
Goodman president Takehito Yogo said: "We chose the Galway operation for our future growth and development due to our dedicated and proactive workforce, the support of IDA Ireland, our strong supplier network and the positive experiences we have had of doing business in Ireland since 2004."
IDA Ireland chief Barry O'Leary said the announcement demonstrated Ireland's attractiveness for companies investing and expanding in the life sciences sector.