Local politicians have welcomed yesterday’s official opening of a new €50 million Jazz Pharmaceuticals manufacturing and development facility in Monksland.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Dublin and they expect to employ up to 50 people in Monksland within three years.
Speaking at the event the Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Environment, Denis Naughton TD said “Today’s opening and significant investment by Jazz Pharmaceuticals is hugely important for Monksland. It is a testament to the talent and expertise of the people of Roscommon. We welcome the new facility and greatly appreciate the investment and loyalty to the region shown by Jazz Pharmaceuticals and to the people of Roscommon.”
Michael Fitzmaurice TD welcomed the news adding “I am now calling on Enterprise Ireland and the IDA to redouble their efforts to attract more jobs to this region. The fact that Jazz Pharmaceuticals have chosen to locate in this region should be a signal to other companies to do likewise and I will be following up with all the state job creation agencies to check on the efforts they are making to bring more employment to Roscommon and East Galway.”
Speaking after the event Senator Maura Hopkins said, “The opening of this new facility demonstrates a strong commitment to the region by Jazz. Along with the recent job announcements by Alexion, Alkermes and the expansion by Arran Chemicals, Monksland is now well established as a major hub for the Pharmaceutical Industry in Ireland. These jobs benefit not just Monksland but the whole of the region through direct employment and the support services associated.”
Concluding, Senator Hopkins said, “We must now work to use Monksland’s status to attract further jobs and investment to other parts of the region and I look forward to supporting Jazz as they grow and develop their new facility in Monksland.
Further details of the opening can be found here