Minister Launches Fingal’s Local Economic & Community Plan

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fingal’s Local Economic and Community Plan was among those launched by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, when he officially unveiled the first round of six-year Local Economic and Community Plans, on Wednesday, September 21, at the National Ploughing Championships, in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Simon Coveney and Kieran Dennison at Fingal LECP Launch
Acting Mayor Cllr Kieran Dennison presenting Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government with a copy of the Fingal Local Economic Community Plan.
This is the first Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) for the Fingal local authority area. It is designed to promote and support the economic and the local and community development of Fingal over the period 2016 – 2021.


Mallinckrodt Grows Investment in Dublin College Business and Technology Park Site to €85 million

Monday, September 19, 2016

New €10 million R&D facility to house global device engineering –
– Creates 40 R&D jobs and grows total to 120 new roles at new site –
Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, today is officially opening its new offices in College Business and Technology Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin, and announcing creation of a new €10 million state-of-the-art Research and Development facility at the location. The R&D facility will house global device engineering for the company and bring 40 more new jobs to the site, bringing the overall total of new positions there to 120 by 2017. With its May 2015 announcement and this commitment, Mallinckrodt’s total investment in the site has grown to €85 million. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Social Protection, Cllr. Kieran Dennison, Chairman Economic Development Committee Fingal County Council, Mark Trudeau, President & CEO, Mallinckrodt and Dr. David Keenan, Vice President, Global External Supply and Managing Director, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Ireland announcing €10m investment and 40 new tech R&D jobs in Blanchardstown Dublin.
Mallinckrodt has a long history of operations in Ireland and has had a presence there for over 20 years. Its new offices at the College Business and Technology Park, Blanchardstown will be dedicated this morning by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, and Mallinckrodt President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Trudeau.


Opportunity for international entrepreneurs to compete for €50,000 investment

Friday, September 2, 2016

Early-stage international startups are being invited to enter a competition to win a potential investment of €50,000.

Enterprise Ireland’s newly launched Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support entrepreneurs currently based overseas but who are willing to relocate to Ireland to grow their business idea.


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