Shire To Create 150 New Jobs
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor with Shire Chairman Susan Kilsby and Alan Walsh GM, Shire Ireland
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor today attended the opening of new offices for Shire plc, the global leader in serving patients with rare diseases. Located in the Miesian Plaza on Dublin's Baggot Street, approximately 300 Shire employees will be based at the new office by the end of June.
The company has located one of its global corporate services teams in the building who provide support services across Shire’s global operations in the areas of procurement and finance. They are in the process of hiring 150 new employees to join this team.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said:
I met the Shire CEO Dr Flemming Ørnskov at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January. I am glad they have chosen Ireland as the location for a further 150 jobs. This thriving company and their pioneering work in the field of bio-medicine is exactly the type of business we seek to attract. Our unemployment rate has gone from 15.2% to 6.4% and the Government will continue to work for a robust economy for all our people.
Alan Walshe, General Manager for Ireland said:
It’s an exciting time for us at Shire in Ireland. The decision to open our corporate HQ at the Miesian Plaza and last year’s announcement of our investment in a state-of-the-art biologics facility at Piercetown in County Meath demonstrates that Ireland remains an important part of Shire’s global footprint and future strategy.