Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (739)

Niall Collins


739. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the reason for the delay in the creation of jobs by a company (details supplied) since they were first announced in September 2016; if the jobs announced will materialise; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36259/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The firm in question announced its intention to establish a European headquarters, manufacturing and operations centre in Newcastle West in 2016. The company – a biomaterial and polymer technology firm which serves the life sciences industry – has indicated that this project will create up to 110 skilled engineering and science jobs in the region over the next several years.

IDA Ireland continues to work closely with the company, both locally in Ireland and in the US, in support of this investment. I understand that the firm remains fully committed to the project, with progress expected this year.